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First and foremost I want to workout, I've tried working out recently only to be let down because my shoulder. I skateboard from time to time and two years ago I fell on my left shoulder pretty hard and it hasn't recovered fully since. I went to the docs a while back, took xrays, everything "checked out." Well the pain keeps coming back in a discomforting way which makes me hesitate working out and injuring it further. I am a small guy, skinny wise, and have a hard time putting on weight to begin with. I have another doctor's apt lined up for next week to see what I can do, exercise wise to resolve this faster, but thought I'd try here too knowing that at some point some member may have injured theirs as well and recovered somehow. It is not excruciating pain, but it is bothersome and noticeable on a daily basis (ie: even waking me up when I sleep). I want to build on more mass so I can feel more comfortable on the bike but this is really killing me because every time I put some weight on it, it doesn't feel right, especially in a military press position!.

When I do workout I keep them simple, bench, squats, DLs, Military press, the basics, but free weights

Any advice or help you can guide me in to help me through this would be greatly appreciated.

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Too many questions to ask here in this post. Make sure you see an ORTHOPEDIS and get a MRI. If it's chronic pain like that it usually is some type of labral (cartilage) tear. X-ray is generally to vague. Keep me posted.

What state/town do you live in?
Exactly what I was going to say. An xray can miss all kinds of things. You need a good Sports/Ortho surgeon & an MRI. An xray will show if the bone is broken or not, very little else. That should just have been the first step.
 

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Understood guys, I was just trying to be as detailed as possible. I will ask the doc where I can go to see a sports doctor and such when I go, just seeing if anyone knew any home remedies.

I didn't really understand why I did the Xray, but he told me try it out and go from there, guess the sports specialists is the way to go.

I live in Tampa, FL.
 

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X-ray is standard protocol. An Orthopedic is the person who will order the MRI. your family doctor is a waste of time but usually is required by the insurance company. Ask your family doc to just refer you to an orthopedic. Takes out the middleman if you know what I mean. Speeds up the whole process.
 

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Let's get this out of the way first...go see your doctor.

The shoulder is a very complex joint, could be many different things. I have rotator cuff problems from years of weightlifting, chronic problem that will probably NEVER fully heal. About all you can do for some of these things is rest the joint and take Ibuprofen or some other NSAID medication.
 

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As already stated, you probably need a MRI. I dislocated my shoulder in 06 and when it popped back in it caused some damage. X-rays didn't show a thing, the MRI pointed out tears and broken cartilage. Resulting in surgery to fix the issue, otherwise I would have chronic pain and a high chance of my shoulder dislocating very easily. This might not be the best advice, but most people know good pain from bad pain. My physical therapists has always told me "if it hurts, don't do it".
 

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Awesome, thanks guys. I've got an appointment this Thursday and I'll get a referral for an orthopedic doctor to see if they can help me out more with the situation. Much appreciated advice from all.
 
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