Originally Posted by MarkI
If I press down the front of my shoulder, feels sore, as if its bruised, can lift it over my head, it doesnt HURT as in owwww, pain, but it's uncomfortable. Arm also feels heavy and a little numb, and while I can rotate my left shoulder freely, it feels as though the right kind of "catches" a bit
Do you know exactly when you hurt it, like last rep of the bench you felt it tighten up and burn? Or was it something thats just sorta popped up. Sounds to me like front deltoid / labrum area. Numbness and heaviness is nerve. If you put your hurt arm straight our in front of you palm down and try to press up against resistance and it hurts like a motherfucker than that usually means labrum, although TK has said before it's a really miss diagnosed injury.
I have nearly the same problems right now, minus the numbness. I'm going to keep it in a sling for a few days and eat NSAIDs, still lift lower body. And if it hurts still next week I'll see a sports chiro and pay cash to save some money.
Mine is catching a bit too, but from what I gather when a rotator of the shoulder is injured the shoulder will find the most optimal way at that moment to rotate, so catching might be normal since shit isn't moving with the correct muscles.