5. Weight Lifter Shoulder
This injury often occurs in exercises where the elbows are lowered behind the shoulders (bench press, dumbbell fly’s, etc.). This motion places extra stress on the top of the shoulder (acromioclavicular joint). Over time this can cause tears or little fractures. You may feel pain on the top of your shoulder. Rest a couple of days/weeks until the pain is away. Also, change your exercises or adjust the weight you’re lifting.
Take Home Message
For most shoulder injuries rest is a good first method to see if the body cures itself naturally. Working or exercising with a lot of repetitive motions or a lot of weight is a risk for getting these problems. If you have a shoulder injury, rest one week and see if it gets better. Be aware if the same injury comes back every few weeks or months. If it doesn’t get better, contact your phisotherapist to examine you. The faster they find the cause, the easier it is to get rid of it.