tifosi77 wrote:Looking for suggestions for stabilizing and strengthening the shoulder. A couple years ago I jacked my shoulder doing plyometric pushups, and I hadn't been able to support my own body weight through more than 2-3 pushups since. When there is the slightest amount of load in the joint, it pops after just a few degrees of movement. Been focusing on stretching and flexibility the past couple months, and today was the first time since the injury that I could do multiple pushup movements (yoga vinyasas) without falling flat on my face.
Starting to get back into a fitness routine, but I want to make sure things are sorted before I apply full throttle.
Need more info. Is lateral or linear movement affected or both? Was it a rotator cuff issue?
It isn't a pain thing, there's actually no pain at all associated with it. There's just little to no structural integrity.
Whenever any load goes through the (left) should joint, it craps out. Be it a pushup, or a fly, or a press, or a pullup. The joint poops out un
loaded when raising my arm laterally, straight out to the side; for over a year I could not raise my arm past horizontal in that position. It's only been the last month or so that I have full range of motion, but even so the joint still pops a lot. Sitting here at my desk, if I press very lightly with my right hand against the top of my left shoulder (or the trap) and rotate my arm, it sounds and feels like the joint has been replaced with a sack full of Rice Krispies.
My chiropractor attended to the issue a few times, and there was a noticeable adhesion on the outer delt (which he thought might have been scar tissue from the untreated injury from the plyo pushup). And I have chronic issues in the rhomboids in my back, particularly around the left scapula (which seems as if it's always slightly out of position).