shoulder pain when doing bicep curls?

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  1. MonkeyMan123

    MonkeyMan123 Rookie

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    I get a lot of pain whenever doing bicep curls in my shoulders. I am almost positive i use correct technique and not too much weight either. Do bicep curls strain your shoulders too or am I doing something wrong?
     
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  2. OrangeOne

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    Bicep curls do not actively work your shoulders, but the shoulders obviously are usually working a little to provide a stable platform for the curl. Also, there are attachment points for the bicep in the general shoulder region.

    My advice: If pain persists, see a physio. In the meantime, cease the actiona and ice it, you're unlikely to do much harm. You only get one body, and if you're experiencing "a lot of pain" from a controlled movement, you need it checked out.
     
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  3. circusmouse

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    It's not clear to me what kind of curls you're doing. If you're doing preacher curls such that the shoulders are immobile and completely uninvolved, you could have a strain of the biceps tendon that attaches to the shoulders. That happened to me a few years ago. It felt 100% like a shoulder problem, but the strain was the biceps tendon. If this is the case, it would probably hurt when you try to raise your arm directly in front of you.
     
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  4. MrAWD

    MrAWD Semi-Pro

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    If you are doing stand up curls and moving your elbows forward and up when lifting the weight, this could cause the pain in the shoulder. I had the same thing a while back and when I stopped moving my upper arms while doing the biceps curl the shoulder pain stopped!

    Good luck!


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