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Left shoulder pain

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Fallingtopieces34 · 20/11/2021 13:25

I've had a painful left shoulder for just over a week. Was literally driving and got a shooting pain in elbow and wrist then next day my shoulder started hurting around shoulder blade trapezius area. Its so painful. I booked a physio appointment who gave me a deep tissue massage (super painful and the physio send my left side was a lot more tense than right) it did help for a few days and felt marginally better. I've been taking ibuprofen and literally have a hot water bottle attached to my shoulder. Today I put a coat and jumper on and within 5 minutes of having my coat on it started to get really painful, pain in shoulder, elbow and wrist. It became less so when I removed coat. Any idea what it could be? Just to add doesn't actually hurt to move the arm or anything but I can no longer lay on my left side in bed as that aggravates it?

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delilahbucket · 20/11/2021 13:29

Did the physio not give you any stretches to do as a massage alone isn't enough to resolve muscular issues.


Fallingtopieces34 · 20/11/2021 13:31

Yes a few very basic ones which I have been doing everyday. They don't seem to be doing much.

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delilahbucket · 20/11/2021 13:34

You have to give it time. You've probably got years of tightness to undo. A massage will kick start the process but you must do your stretches properly several times a day for a few weeks. Also watch your posture and don't stay in one position for long, especially if work at a desk.


Garman · 20/11/2021 13:38

Try an osteopath.


Fallingtopieces34 · 20/11/2021 13:47

Thanks everyone. Im Happy to give it time as long as it works. I was just concerned by how suddenly it came on and got worse.

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Fallingtopieces34 · 20/11/2021 13:48

And especially the coat thing started off not to bad but within minutes of having my coat on pain was worse its been

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