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Minor shoulder issue

I tweaked my left shoulder during a bad deep water start near the end of the season. I could still ski with it but it feels kinda locked up on me and range of motion is somewhat limited.

I normally do a lot of push ups this time of year and find it really hard to do without aggravating it, so I quit. Been trying to rest it but it's been about 2 months and not much better.

I don't think it's major, maybe a strained tendon or similar. Looking for a suggested exercise


  • ralral Posts: 1,811 Mega Baller
    With 2 months resting it, no improvement and reduced ROM, I would recommend an MRI...
    Rodrigo Andai
  • h2onhkh2onhk Posts: 338 Crazy Baller
    I've had a lot of success with A.R.T ( active release technique). It's non-invasive. Basically think of it is a very intense massage/stretch that targets the area of concern and breaks down any muscle tissue or tendon adhesion. A good ART specialist will evaluate your range of motion at the beginning of the session and then work to break down the adhesion in the areas that are causing the problem. He/she will then re-evaluate the range of motion again after the session is over. Progress is usually seen after just one session. Each session lasts about 15 min with 1 week in between. Usually 3-4 sessions and you are good to go. I've had this technique performed on both shoulders in different areas and an elbow. A lot of sports medicine professionals specialize in this area.
  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 465 Crazy Baller
    I tore my rotator on a deep water start and am now in physical therapy.i would suggest to get it examined if it has not improved after 2 months.Good luck this rehab stuff is slow when you get older.
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • OldkierOldkier Posts: 44 Baller
    Always get professional advice first, now with that being said. I had my left shoulder turned into mush because of a skiing accident and put back together with mesh and screws. They had me work on range of motion day after surgery. Resting is good but unless you also doing proper strengthening and range of motion you will lose both.
    I would go through pt first before ever considering surgery.
  • NETSkiNETSki Posts: 2 New Baller
    Check out this website for tips on shoulder exercises. Use common sense and progress through the stretches and add in strengthening. Avoid sharp pains, though muscle soreness can be good. Icing after exercises can help as well.

    Or, go see an orthopedist for more individualized evaluation.
  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 561 Crazy Baller
    Get a professional opinion sooner than later. 2 months rest and loss of range of motion needs attention, either a trusted orthopedist or a good PT. If not properly care for may become a permanent impairment.
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 491 Crazy Baller
    I’d talk to your doctor ASAP. If you need physical therapy or something more invasive you need to do that now. Don’t wait until the spring when you want to start skiing again.
  • JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 40 Baller
    You will need a shoulder MRI WITH intra-articular contrast to look for a labral injury and or a cuff injury.
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,590 Mega Baller
    My shoulder was bothering me for a several months. I finally went to a specialist and turned out a couple of anti-inflammatory shots took care of it. I didn't want to go because I was sure the doctor was going to tell me I need surgery. Man was I mad at myself, it was hurting so bad I was having problems sleeping.
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