Left Shoulder Muscle Pull, Neck Stiffness, etc. Please Help
Hello I am 20 years old and have been having some trouble for a couple months now. When I lean my neck forward I get this pulling feeling on my left shoulder blade. Sometimes the pain goes into my left elbow and lower arm, and sometimes on the left side of my chest. The chest ache doesn't feel like pain to much. It just feels like if I put pressure on the left shoulder blade then that's when the pain will go to chest. I wake up with stiff a stiff neck a lot. Sometimes these pains last a week and go away for several weeks. Sometimes they go away for 2 weeks. I just been having these issues for a couple months now. I am trying to make the doctor the last option, as I am $0! I plan on applying for a medical card soon, that's the only way I will be able to go. Anyways if I could get some help, that would be awesome! Thanks guys
Is your shoulder stiff? Can you rotate your arm in all the normal positions? Does it feel like your shoulder could pop out or slide out of the socket? Do you lack the strength in your shoulder to carry out your daily activities?
if yes,You have to see doctor,
I'm a masseuse who has been in private practice for 22 years and I know your problem well - it's common and I know the pain can be excruciating. First let me explain what's going on, where, and what you can do to relieve the pain. It's really quite simple. What you have is called an active trigger point. The reason it's difficult to get at is because it's located in the serratus posterior superior muscle and the trigger point is under the shoulder blade. If you have a masseuse work on this problem you must lay on your side so your arm hangs forward so your scapula (shoulder blade) moves out of the way. You can relieve the pain yourself by laying on a tennis or golf ball while you lay on your back on the floor with your knees bent. Your arm must be positioned across your chest so your shoulder blade moves out of the way. Place the balls underneath the sore spot and let your body weight add the pressure.
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