World Class Bodybuilding   Forum

BulkSupplements Egg Whites International A1Supplements.com i-Supplements Strength.com VitaSprings Myprotein Beyondsupplements
Go Back   World Class Bodybuilding Forum > Bodybuilding Fitness Training > Medical and Physical Therapy questions

Shoutbox
Loading...


Medical and Physical Therapy questions A place to talk about current and or past injuries and possibly how to deal with those injuries. Any advice should not be considered as medical advice, but rather from one person to another as you might ask a friend.




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-19-2014, 09:04 PM
alpineslide's Avatar
alpineslide alpineslide Is online now
AKA LUNATIC

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,607
Thanks: 463
Thanked 1,098 Times in 764 Posts
Rep Power: 1048
alpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond repute
Suprascapular Nerve Impingment.

I've been having shoulder issues for the past 6 weeks. I believe the problem was caused by the act of positioning heavy dumbells for DB military presses.
For a while it was just painful, strength didn't drop much and it didn't hurt anymore to lift than it did to sit in a chair. Over the past few weeks my strength has dropped drastically....50 pounds on BP type movement including close grips.

Based on everything I'm reading it looks like suprascapular nerve impingment.

Does anyone have any experience with this ? Should I be going to my primary care doctor, a chiropractor, or a physical therapist ?

Any help would be much appreciated.
__________________
" Nothing tastes as good as being healthy and fit feels "

2- time WCBB Fantasy Football League Champion 2014 & 2016
Reply With Quote
Get your liquid egg whites here at EGG WHITES INTERNATIONAL

  #2  
Old 05-20-2014, 03:34 AM
TommyD's Avatar
TommyD TommyD Is online now
Community Veteran

 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In a house surrounded by a yard, both need work
Posts: 6,051
Thanks: 592
Thanked 1,278 Times in 1,031 Posts
Rep Power: 1859
TommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond reputeTommyD has a reputation beyond repute
Personally I'd be talking to a PT. Adoc will tell you to stop doing what you are doing after dinging you for xrays and maybe an MRI and possibly give you a bunch of meds to chew. Chiro MAY be helpful if they take xrays, they've helped me with adjustments. I say a PT because they deal with movement and obstructions to movement with gentle rom movements to assess possible sticking points that cause pain.

good luck
__________________
Trust is NOT negotiable
Only a Nation afraid of it's Citizens tries to control them
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TommyD For This Useful Post:
alpineslide (05-21-2014)
  #3  
Old 05-20-2014, 04:56 AM
trip's Avatar
trip trip Is online now
Community Veteran

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: in my head
Posts: 10,693
Thanks: 1,624
Thanked 1,630 Times in 1,353 Posts
Rep Power: 1558
trip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond repute
yup, I had two surgeries, you can search thoracic outlet syndrome

depends on how and why nerves are impinged

phyciatrist muscle doctor he can do emg find out which nerves

is it both sides or one

stop lifting it won't get better, you are rubbing off the coating of the nerves, mylin, cells and they aren't firing electronically,

u don't want to damage nerves beyond repair, since ur early no big issues
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to trip For This Useful Post:
alpineslide (05-21-2014)
  #4  
Old 05-21-2014, 06:05 PM
alpineslide's Avatar
alpineslide alpineslide Is online now
AKA LUNATIC

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,607
Thanks: 463
Thanked 1,098 Times in 764 Posts
Rep Power: 1048
alpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond repute
I have an appointment with a PT Friday. We'll see how it goes.
__________________
" Nothing tastes as good as being healthy and fit feels "

2- time WCBB Fantasy Football League Champion 2014 & 2016
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-21-2014, 06:55 PM
Glycomann's Avatar
Glycomann Glycomann Is online now
Lumpy Moderator

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chopping wood or laying pipe.
Posts: 10,366
Thanks: 1,065
Thanked 4,452 Times in 2,816 Posts
Rep Power: 1791
Glycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond reputeGlycomann has a reputation beyond repute
I have some undiagnosed problem in my left shoulder blade where it goes numb and goes out of place sometimes. I stretch and use heat, drop weight in my pressing and upright pulling movements and then stretch more. Most people dismiss the idea of stretching. To simple. Couldn't possibly help. What works is pills and surgery right?
__________________
See Glycomann's articles http://www.worldclassbodybuilding.com/forums/f497/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-23-2014, 08:47 PM
alpineslide's Avatar
alpineslide alpineslide Is online now
AKA LUNATIC

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,607
Thanks: 463
Thanked 1,098 Times in 764 Posts
Rep Power: 1048
alpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond repute
I went to the Physical Therapist today. He said I have a C6 impingement based upon where the numbness in my arm is located. He said that was caused by the radial nerve if I remember correctly. He gave a me a series of stretches and rotator cuff exercises to do. I also have an issue with my supraspinatus muscle. I asked him about my original theory...a suprascapular nerve impingement. He said that was also possible, but the stretches and exercises I'll be doing will help with that as well.

My strength has continued to slide. Prior to the injury I was doing close grip BP with 255 x 8 with a pause at the bottom. I just barely got 175 x 8. This drop in strength occurred in 5- 6 weeks. I've been training throughout. It's no more painful to lift than it is to sit in a chair.
__________________
" Nothing tastes as good as being healthy and fit feels "

2- time WCBB Fantasy Football League Champion 2014 & 2016
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-23-2014, 09:17 PM
alpineslide's Avatar
alpineslide alpineslide Is online now
AKA LUNATIC

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,607
Thanks: 463
Thanked 1,098 Times in 764 Posts
Rep Power: 1048
alpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond reputealpineslide has a reputation beyond repute
Another thing I've learned is that the loss in strength is related to the tricep muscle. With a weight that my right arm can easily manage 20 reps in a single arm extension movement my left arm can't do a single rep.
__________________
" Nothing tastes as good as being healthy and fit feels "

2- time WCBB Fantasy Football League Champion 2014 & 2016
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-23-2014, 09:39 PM
Big D's Avatar
Big D Big D Is Off Line
Community Veteran

 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Komifornia
Posts: 1,792
Thanks: 356
Thanked 341 Times in 296 Posts
Rep Power: 982
Big D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond repute
Glad you got it figured out. Now I gotta start stretching more.....simular issues with my shoulder
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-24-2014, 04:19 AM
trip's Avatar
trip trip Is online now
Community Veteran

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: in my head
Posts: 10,693
Thanks: 1,624
Thanked 1,630 Times in 1,353 Posts
Rep Power: 1558
trip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond reputetrip has a reputation beyond repute
pt, only made it worse for me, the stretching and rotation, just caused the nerves to continue to rub and wear off the mylin on the cell

same issue, even to this day with two surgeries, since the first took 3.5 yrs to correctly diagnose, I have 80% nerves, right two weeks, 100%, thus I get to x weight total failure, about 20% less than right
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 AM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
follow worldclassbodybuilding at facebook follow worldclassbodybuilding at pinterest follow worldclassbodybuilding at twitter