Ok, so I strained a muscle in my shoulder playing with DD (turns out she was heavier than I thought) and I've had DH helping me build up my endurance and get in shape. So here's the thing, with a strained muscle push-ups, pull-ups, and really any heavy lifting is quite painful, so I've decided to rest my shoulder for a day or two until it heals. My husband (prior military) thinks that I should "push through the pain" but I think that it could cause more damage. He seems to think it's an excuse for being lazy, but I haven't cut out cardio or strength training for my legs, back, and so on, just my shoulder. I need some opinions, ladies, should I rest until my shoulder is healed or "push through the pain"? Would I cause more damage by pushing myself or would I be better off pushing myself with a healthy shoulder. Opinions?Answer Question
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Rest. If you decide to jog, take it easy too.
Depending on where you hurt it,, you can still strain it more. I have an injured shoulder from this spring season of soccer. The first 2 weeks hurt to even jog, the back and forth motion of the muscle. I still can't sleep on that side because I wake up with a stiff shoulder and small pains in the joint.
Answer by sokkamum at 12:26 PM on Jun. 30, 2010