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I'm Always Injured

billchao

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It seems like this past year or so I'm always having neck or shoulder problems. Just a few months ago, I was dealing with a scapula or trapezius injury on my right side that shut down my workouts for almost a month. Now I have a minor injury on my left side from last week. I felt a tweak in my neck on a swing when it happened but didn't think anything of it because that kind of happens once in a while, but there's a tightness there I haven't been able to shake and a noticeable weakness when I'm doing something like pullups. It doesn't hurt, but it's not 100%.

I also jammed my right wrist on a fat shot yesterday and it hurt to extend my wrist (there was even discomfort just putting). Couldn't put any weight on it last night. That seems to have gone away this morning. I'm going out to play later and see how it feels. Probably going to shut down the upper body workouts for a week though and just do core and leg stuff.

I've been doing a 90-day workout program since January, but due to one injury or another, I'm constantly starting it over. I think I've restarted four times now. I've never finished the entire program, but I'm also kind of bored of it, too. I decided to switch to a calisthenics program that will make things interesting again once I heal a bit from the most recent injury. There are a lot of pulling and scapula strength exercises in that program that I'm hoping will strengthen the problem areas for me to prevent injuries in the future. That and some of the holds seem really cool to learn to do. And handstands 😃



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7 hours ago, billchao said:

Well this one is new: felt a sharp pain in my left side starting last week when I lay on that side or extend my left arm overhead. It’s just to the left of my nipple basically and kind of under my pec; feels like it’s right on top of my ribs.

I thought it was a minor strain but it doesn’t seem to completely fit an intercostal muscle or a serratus anterior injury. Last night I was probing around and it seems like something is inflamed that runs down my ribs from my armpit. If I had to guess I’d say it’s the long thoracic nerve, but I’m about as qualified to make that determination as I am to fix rockets.

Needless to say, there is no golf for me.

Sometimes a muscle strain in one place will strain a muscle elsewhere as it tries to compensate.

My neck and shoulder blade muscles are still screwed up, and sometimes I'll have a pain in the front of my armpit on that side. Which all stinks because none of them can be massaged very well.

It doesn't sound like that's your situation, really, but just throwing that out there.

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

Sometimes a muscle strain in one place will strain a muscle elsewhere as it tries to compensate.

My neck and shoulder blade muscles are still screwed up, and sometimes I'll have a pain in the front of my armpit on that side. Which all stinks because none of them can be massaged very well.

It doesn't sound like that's your situation, really, but just throwing that out there.

Yea I get what you’re saying, but this is literally a tube of some kind I can trace with my fingers that runs down my rib cage. It’s definitely inflamed because I can’t find the same thing on my right side.

Nothing around it hurts when I massage it, but it’s tender to the touch.

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