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arm/shoulder pain waking me up at night!

judge wopner

TRIBE Member
workout folks, is this common,

just started doing weights on the upper body last week. probally overdid it as ive been out of it for a long time.

didnt feel anything tear or pull at the time, but that night and the past week i wake up middle of the night for 5 minutes w/ my left arm in searing pain, like deep pain right where my bicep meets those muslces at the top of the arm.

it will suddenly go away then im fine the next day, only feeling slight pain when i lift my arm up really quick but nothing abnormal.

its getting worse now and staring to hurt during the day. so i stopped working out at the moment.

seems like a small rotator cuff or bicep strain/tear but it always strikes middle of the night. its like clockwork. not going to see my doc until tuesday,
is this a common occurance for overdoing it or for first time weight routines ?
 
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KiX

TRIBE Member
could be bursitis, esp. with the pain at night thing. could be a number of things really... get assessed properly by a specialist if you really wanna resolve things.

=tina=
 
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judge wopner

TRIBE Member
KiX said:
could be bursitis, esp. with the pain at night thing. could be a number of things really... get assessed properly by a specialist if you really wanna resolve things.

=tina=

yeah i have to stay away from looking things up on WEB MD, night pain in the shoulder w/ no pain in the day can mean a simple Rotator cuff strain or a small tumour.

ugh,

seeing a real doctor today, one with an actual office!
 

Subsonic Chronic

TRIBE Member
judge wopner said:
can mean a simple Rotator cuff strain

Without knowing anymore than what's posted in this thread, this would be my guess.

It's very easy to mess up rotator cuffs, all it takes is a bit of weight in the wrong direction and you can pull/strain it. (ie: if you're doing shoulder press and the weight starts to fall forward)

Even when you're focussing on the rotator cuffs, it's still a good idea to start with very small weights.
 
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KiX

TRIBE Member
Subsonic Chronic said:
Without knowing anymore than what's posted in this thread, this would be my guess.

It's very easy to mess up rotator cuffs, all it takes is a bit of weight in the wrong direction and you can pull/strain it. (ie: if you're doing shoulder press and the weight starts to fall forward)

Even when you're focussing on the rotator cuffs, it's still a good idea to start with very small weights.

agreed, tho my money is still on bursitis as the underlying cause of the pain.

the key is in the night pain. that's totally indicative of bursitis. also the fact that it was described as 'deep and searing'. you'd have to do some resisted testing to differentiate, but my guess is bursitis forsure. if the area is particularily warm during the pain flareups i'd almost guarentee it.

bursitis can be caused from overuse of the structures crossing the bursa, so the subacromial/subdeltoid bursas can become inflamed from overuse of the biceps, delts, rotator cuff tendons, etc... could also be caused by direct trauma or some sort of mechanical irritaiton. Or perhaps there is a biomechanical issue.

=tina=
 
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danielablau

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Could be any one of those overuse type problems as at night your circulation slows down and inflammation will build at sites with injury i.e. strained rotator cuff or bursitis.......I'd say give the shoulder some good rest, a week maybe two then start back at the weights light including some rotator cuff strengthening
If it is still causing you pain after 2 weeks go see a doctor or a physio
 
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