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HomeAnswersPhysiotherapyshoulder painI recently developed right shoulder pain while exercising. What should I do about the pain in my right shoulder?

How can someone with a wide grip exercise properly without pain?

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Answered by

Mohammed Wajid

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 26, 2022
Reviewed AtDecember 26, 2022

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I develop right shoulder pain when I bench press (dumbbells or a bar). It occurs during the liftoff and decent phase of the movement. It feels more toward the front or top of the shoulder.

Answered by Mohammed Wajid


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

There is a chance your grip is either too narrow or too broad. A grip that is too wide increases stress on the shoulders. A grip that is too narrow can increase pressure on the elbows. Another easy modification is the grip width should be no wider than one and a half times your shoulder width. Maintain proper gripping and alignment while lifting the bar on the bench and also do soft tissue work stretching to avoid pain.

Thank you.

Stay safe.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Mohammed Wajid
Mohammed Wajid


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