Pushups and shoulder tendinosis

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  1. c10

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    If I have shoulder tendinosis, can I still do some pushups?

    My shoulder only hurts a bit when I serve.
     
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  2. Marius_Hancu

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    I'd better not, but if you want to persist, try 2-3, see how do you feel the 2nd day, when serving, etc, then increase very gradually.

    The point is to test yourself for the effect of anything on your condition. But do those tests very carefully and incrementally.

    I would rather start with some benchpressses with lower loads than that represented by that fraction of your body weight supported by your hands during the pushups, which could be considerable for your condition. As a object of 1lbs (the racket) strains you, OK during a dynamic exercise (the serve), I'd suggest you start with several pounds first (don't laugh), and very gradually increase, following up on the behavior of your shoulder. If your condition worsens, back off.
     
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  3. c10

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    I can easily make pushups without any pain, but I wonder if that is bad for my tendinosis. I can also play hours of tennis and it only hurts a bit when serving or smashing.
     
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    I think the first concern should be to eliminate your tendonitis.

    Have you done a search at the site with
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/search.php?
    shoulder pain
    or
    shoulder tendonitis?
    (use first Search Titles only, but you can also try
    Search Entire Posts)
    Have you read the resulting threads?

    I found:

    Rotator Cuff Tendonitis/ Tennis Shoulder
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=18409

    shoulder pain
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=31434
    and there at least other 5.

    Also, check:
    Great fitness sites
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=33800
    the links at:
    Shoulder

    Which is your setup (racket, strings, tension)?
    Also, there might be technique problems.
     
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  5. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    You probably have damage either to your infraspinatus or suprispinatus tendon, or your subscapularis muscle in the back of your shoulder (not sure if the spelling is right). Anyway, be very careful how much stress you put on your shoulder as it takes a very long time to heal (especially the tendons). And, you do not want to tear those. Trust me.

    Good luck!
     
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  6. Marius_Hancu

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    He should check the muscle diagrams here:

    http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/Supraspinatus.html
    http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/Subscapularis.html
    http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/Infraspinatus.html

    Also useful: the Exercise & Muscle Directory
    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html
     
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