I'm 6 weeks into a beginner barbell program (Stronglifts 5x5) and have recently hit a wall in my overhead press at 75lbs.
Over the last week or so I've had pain in my left shoulder - matching an impinged rotator cuff. It's uncomfortable to sleep on but otherwise not a problem. I can only reproduce pain with certain shoulder motions (like reaching into my back pocket on the injured side). It had faded somewhat but is aggravated again after the overhead press yesterday.
Rotator cuff injuries seem serious and potential a long term problem. What's the best way to treat this aggressively?
I'm going to be taking ibuprofen and sleeping/eating well to rest up this week.
Should I take a week or two off from the overhead press? Can I safely continue the rest of my routine (Squats, Deadlifts, Bench, and Barbell Rows)? What's the best way to set a course for a good long term recovery?