Have been having some tightness in my traps, but no big deal.
Then last week I finished a wod:
1000 m row
50 thrusters with 45lb bar
Not at a big deal.
Later that night however, my shoulder started hurting, a deep dull ache, as well as across my upper traps and shoulder blade.
And when I mean ache I mean: I can’t sleep because of it.
So, go to the doc (primary care)
He rolls my arms through the usual stuff, declares I don’t have a rotator cuff tear or anything (nice to know) and I had no pain in any of those diagnostic movements, arm overhead, internal external rotation, none of them showed anything.
He gave me vicodin (yay!) and that helps the pain, but seriously, this isn’t going away.
So, I have no way to recreate the pain.
I don’t recall having any pops or anything sudden. I mean, thrusters are thrusters, but my shoulders don’t hurt in any movement..
My theory is that my sore traps are a result of or response to bad head/neck position and that’s causing nerve pain down the arm.
Oh, and now I’ve got some surface numbness in the thumb.
Next step is to the orthopedist (monday).
I suspect pinched nerve at the easy level and possibly cervical disc issues at the bad end.
But in the mean time, has anyone had anything like this? Ideas?