It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2010, 08:08 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: florida
Posts: 13
ptchargal HB User
Shoulder pain-rotator?

Was in car accident 2 weeks ago. My left shoulder seems to have taken the brunt. Was rear-ended and pushed into car in front. 5 Cars all were affected. It hurts really bad at night. Can't find a spot it doensn't hurt. Starts right in center of shoulder wing and the pain radiates from inside shoulder wing to top and side of shoulder down to my elbow and now my left side of neck is getting stiff and headaches. Burning pain constantly with sharp pains dressing and feels weak and sharp pain just lifting a glass to drink. Have been resting,taking muscle relaxor, Ibuprofen and double dose Naproxen even and nothing really makes it stop.
I pretty much just try and not use my arm but even while not using it, it aches dully.
Could this be rotator cuff injury? Tried some light weights (2lbs.) for shoulder strengthening a week ago and that just made my lower back hurt so I stopped that.
Sitting in my car really agitates it when sitting in a prone position even. When will this get better! Have a follow-up Friday with my GP.
Thanks!

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-04-2010, 03:43 AM   #2
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 223
Blog Entries: 4
Myofascial Pain HB UserMyofascial Pain HB User
Re: Shoulder pain-rotator?

Radiating pain is often an indicator of myofascial damage and any muscle strengthening has the probability to tear the myofascia worse and set back your recovery. Please avoid any self treatment until you have a definite diagnosis and mention to your GP concerns about muscle, tendon, ligament and myofascial damage.

I'm still in the process of choosing the best of my posts for the new blog feature but please take time to read some of my threads. My GP misdiagnosed my condition and the PT I received based on that misdiagnosis exacerbated my condition and "set back my healing by years" according to the specialists that made the correct diagnosis.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-04-2010, 07:08 AM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: florida
Posts: 13
ptchargal HB User
Re: Shoulder pain-rotator?

Thank you. I now have a new symptom that crept up yesterday. Area of pain under collarbone up which spreads up to neck has been hurting and feels heavy. Last nite felt in area of crook of armpit and upper pectoral and have a large swelling and slight lumpy in touch bout the size of baseball. What is that? Swelling from somewhere else that is pooling there? Starting to get slight pain when I breathe a deep breath.
Appointment tomorrow. Can't wait and don't know what tests he would request. Just want this straightened out.
Thanks....

 
Old 03-04-2010, 07:47 AM   #4
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,434
jenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB User
Re: Shoulder pain-rotator?

If it is your rotator cuff weights should be the last thing you attempt. I had surgery last year on my rotator cuff and PT started out with just stretches until the arm was stablized enough to then do light weights. You really need to see an orthopedic doc for an assessment, MRI, etc.

 
Old 03-04-2010, 07:57 AM   #5
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: florida
Posts: 13
ptchargal HB User
Re: Shoulder pain-rotator?

Thank you! I definitely will not b doing weights or PT! Will see what GP says tomorrow and hopefully he will run everything to get this straightened out. Hate feeling like this!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Shoulder Impingement/ Instability--Help! MountainReader General Health 9 05-20-2013 04:23 PM
Shoulder injury won't heal, getting worse. ChldsPlay Bone Disorders 6 06-24-2010 03:25 PM
Frozen shoulder idunno Chronic Pain 4 05-06-2010 07:16 PM
Shoulder Pain Help concept Exercise & Fitness 0 10-23-2009 06:39 PM
Long Term Shoulder Pain - why? Also have cubital tunnel syndrome lokobreed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 0 10-10-2009 11:21 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:23 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!