I appear to have developed Shoulder Tendonitis and am in quite a lot of pain when performing certain exercises. Push ups seem to cause the most severe response, so I assume that degree of rotation aggravates the tendon the greatest.
Has anyone else had similar issues before? I am told to rest it until recovery but I haven't been terribly active lately due to work commitments and there has been no improvement. I'm concerned I'll be stuck with this for life.
Are you sure it is tendonitis? My husband developed a shoulder problem a year and a half ago. The orthopedist shot him with cortisone which didn't do any good at all. He was no longer able to do pullups (which he was very proficient in), push ups or any lifting over his head, overhead squats etc.
His problem ended up being something called adhesive capsulitis in both shoulders. Scar tissue built up in both shoulder joints and he lost range of motion. He had to have manipulation under anesthesia twice and several weeks of physical therapy - he's finally getting back to normal after being down for over a year.
I've had this issue off and on since 2009. I only had one bad 'attack' where I had severe pain and couldn't use one arm for much for over a week, but I've had many smaller strains that took some time and babying to recover from. When I start to hear popping and feel that twinging pain, I just try to rest my shoulders as much as possible, and not overdo the exercises which tend to aggravate it.
I I do a lot of yoga and bodyweight exercises, the 'push-up' movement is the worst culprit. One thing that really helps is perfect shoulder alignment - pulling my shoulder blades together on my back, and coming forward to lower down with my fingertips even with my nipples rather than my collar bone.
I have elbow tendonitis and it's gotten a lot better since I've decreased the range of motion on any exercises involving it and have moved from high volume on one day to splitting the volume to 3 days a week (HST).
My right shoulder has been bothering me off-and-on too. I feel it mostly when I throw too much in my Sunday softball league. Sometimes when I rotate my right arm a certain way it will tweak my shoulder and I get a sharp pain (feels like tendons are hurting). I will check out the videos posted here in hopes that it will help.