Painful lump on bicep with Radiating Pain to Trapezoid and Neck
Hello, this is my second post on the same subject. Being a newbie I think I posted the first post to the wrong catagory and this is the closest I can get to my problem.
So, the issue I'm having is a lump on my left bicep for over a year now. It was sore, but never really started bothering me until now. I have been active/athletic all my life with the exception of the last few years. I started having pain in lower back and found out I didn't have any disc left between my L4 and L5 and basically it was just bone on bone. I ended up having back surgery to fuse the L3,L4 and L5 together. This was in Oct. 2010. Since then I have been diaginosed with osteo and degenerative disk disease (same as my mom). Before the back pain started I noticed a lump on my lower left bicep. I thought it was just a knot in the muscle but the more I messaged it the sorer it gets Sometime it feels like something catches and pops. The pain has worked it's way to my Trapezius muscle and up my neck and I cant use my left arm with out constant pain. When I sleep, I have to sleep on my back with my arm at my side but I still feel the pain. I take ibuprohen and rub an analgesic cream from the bicep to my neck and still wake up a few hours later with pain. Don't know wether to go to my family Dr. or start out with a sports medicine specialist. Any suggestions as to what this might be and what kind of Dr. to start out with. Just don't want to be bounced around from Dr. to Dr. if you know what I mean. Thanks!