Lead shoulder pain

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  1. USAWrestler

    USAWrestler Brown Belt

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    So I recently decided to get back into boxing and have run into a problem. After a few rounds on the heavy bag or even any drill involving keeping my hands up for an extended period of time I find my lead shoulder(left shoulder in this case) slowly starts hurting more and more. If I rest for a bit it continues and gradually dies off after like 5-10 minutes.

    I've thought of things like lack of stretching, weak rotator cuff, etc.

    Anyone else out here have a similar issue or know anyone who does? Any other ideas on how to prevent it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. FishinWithFredo

    FishinWithFredo Purple Belt

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    Have you recently dislocated your shoulder?
     
  3. kahyo

    kahyo Orange Belt

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    I have the same issue. My shoulder is a mix of swollen tendons (due to training) and not enough stretching. I found that stretching A LOT and ice help with the issue. If it hurts to a point that your crying there is definitely something else going on.

    I would also suggest rotator cuff exercises with a 5 lbs weight to help strengthen the tendons.

    YouTube - rotator cuff exercises

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. USAWrestler

    USAWrestler Brown Belt

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    Nope, every now and again it gives me trouble though.
     
  5. USAWrestler

    USAWrestler Brown Belt

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    Thanks a ton for the advice! :)
     
  6. Bennosuke

    Bennosuke Blue Belt

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    If you are older, and it is sharp pain, it could be some nerve impingement. I'm sure that's what you want to hear... :redface:
     
  7. SKizzit**

    SKizzit** Purple Belt

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    You may have torn it, I had to get surgery on my lead shoulder because I tore the anterior labrum in boxing.
     
  8. sfortune85

    sfortune85 White Belt

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    I also tore my labrum in jiu jitsu then aggravated it by boxing. Get it checked out ASAP
     
  9. SteelHammer

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    does it feel like the joint? not the muscle?
     

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