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  • Tore Delt deadlifting. Help

    Well I finally actually tore something. I heard and felt two tears/rips in my left medial and/or rear (kind of inbetween) deltoid while I was lowering a deadlift.
    Now at first judging from the sound I thought I was in big trouble. it swelled up immediatly after and hurt pretty bad but the next day it wasn't too bad. I had full range of movement 2 days later but it still hurt when pulling back (like a row). I haven't done any rows, pull downs, or movements that hurt it at all for a week and half. Oddly enough I can do military presses withouth any pain.

    I waited for the swelling to start subsiding before doing light stretching exercises and I have been getting massages everyweek where we work on it as much as we can without aggrevating it. I have been careful not to overstress it.

    There is a slight divot that I can feel, but its not visible where it tore so Im guessing maybe 5-10% of the fibers were torn, thank god. Anyone have any idea how long it will be before I can start lifting again?? Im of course going to just feel my way through it but im getting antsy to start hitting back and shoulders hard again.

    The hardest part of bodybuilding is being sent to the corner. As much as I bitch and feel like giving it up after doing stupid DC's 20 rep squats I would much rather be there than sitting and watching.

  • #2
    Stay away from training upper body for a while. I would also take some alive to keep the swelling down. I once made the mistake of working out after a simmilar situation you had except i was benching. I heard a tear but the next few days there was no pain. I started training again and bamb I was fucked. Could not do chest or shoulders for 5 months. Take your time with this!!

    Good luck
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    • #3
      Go to a doctor.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Future
        Go to a doctor.

        I agree...go see a doc and find out EXACTLY what is going on.