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5 Common Shoulder Injuries From Weight Lifting

There are those who lift weights as part of their exercise routine, and then there are the serious weight lifters. The second group is certainly more rigorous and sets goals well beyond their own body weight. Whichever group you fit in to, take some care and pay close attention to 5 common shoulder injuries from weight lifting.

Practical Cautions

Be aware that even the most insignificant shoulder injury can limit your ability to do any upper body exercises. It’s possible to still reach your lifting goals and prevent injury by following a few common-sense precautions.

Avoid training too much or too frequently. Slowly building up strength is best. Set a plan in place to steadily increase weights in small increments. No need to become a “macho man (or woman)” overnight!

Symptoms Of A Shoulder Injury

If you experience sharp pain, your body is giving you a message. Start there.

All upper body exercise involves the shoulder and it is especially true of weight lifting. If you can’t raise your arm, rotate your arm, have swelling, redness, stiffness, and pain, you have injured your shoulder. Many such injuries are related to inflammation.

Neck pain can also accompany shoulder injuries. The best practice is rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Take OTC non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds.

If your symptoms do not improve, contact Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center.

Most Common Shoulder Injuries From Weight Lifting

It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between normal after-workout soreness and an actual injury, so if you experience redness if the site is warm to the touch, swollen, and/or painful, call Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center.

As always, if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (702) 878-0393 or request an appointment online today!

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