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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Pain Under Left Shoulder Blade when Bench Pressing

 lesocaster - Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:19 am

I am 15 years old, and when ever I bench press i get a kind of sharp/Cramp pain under my left shoulder blade. It is really inconvenient because i have to stop my set. I aslo feel it later on that day, like right now! The weight is not an issue ( I think - 160lbs) After a few reps - 3 or 4 - it starts. I have been using proper form as my coach has told me so. Any replies are appreciated.

Thank You!
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:44 pm

User avatar Hello,
Pain between the shoulder blade from bench pressing may be referred from the shoulder or may be a muscle sprain of the subscapular muscle or rhomboid muscle.

Make sure you warm up and cool down before and after each lifting session. Stretch appropriately. And take NSAIDS for one week.

If no better after 1-2 weeks then see your physician.

Take care.

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