I have no idea what I did..well, besides possible overuse.
In pain on front right shoulder- something to do with the soft tissue on the anterior head, and I have never been injured upper body.
So my question is, I can't do push ups, I can't do dips, my pull ups feel like I will pull my right shoulder apart-
what are some good modified ideas that others have used to keep upper body strength without getting too unsymmetrical. When my IT band hurt from running- I wouldn't run- but this is different- everything upper body is affected. I took two full weeks off- Nada...so, I am doing some stuff and modifying as I go along- but wondering who else may have had a similar experience and what they did that was beneficial, besides complete rest, to
1) aide in healing
2) still get a workout.
Does it hurt specifically when you're raising your arm above your head? Putting on or taking off a shirt? Lateral or anterior arm raises? Sounds like rotator cuff or some of the surrounding soft tissue. If it doesn't hurt when the arm is hanging or moving at waist/chest level, it's probably just temporary irritation and inflammation, but if it's really painful or persists for more than a week you should really see a doctor.
In my experience, the problem with shoulder injuries is that it's so easy to keep aggravating them while trying to rehab. Take it super slow, do lots of warm ups to get the joint hot and lubricated, and perform even movements in each direction. Here's what I've used with some success:http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/PDFs/Rehab_Shoulder_5.pdf