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Help treating pulled shoulder blade muscle?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 25, 2008
  • 04:17 PM

Hi I am new here and need some advice about my problem. I am 112 lbs, 5'6" and I started muscle training in my gym mainly doing bench presses, pull downs and sit ups. I was getting good results and put on about 8 lbs in 2 or so months.

Then 7 weeks ago, on holiday when I was sitting down, I felt this really bad pain in my back on my right shoulder blade, very sore. Now I am not sure what caused this but I am pretty sure that I must have pulled a muscle a few days before in the gym. As this was in a different gym I was using a machine where you push out as far as you can stretch.

About 4 weeks later (3 weeks ago) the pain has also gone into 3 more areas: my front muscle just around my collar bone, half way down my arm and about an inch underneath my arm pit, almost like a ring around. My back shoulder blade doesn't hurt as bad as it did 7 weeks ago.

I then went to see a chiropractor and she said its a pulled muscle and I need to ice pack it everyday, get someone to massage it and do an exercise in which I roll a towel up, lay it on my bed and lie on it so it runs up and down my back, which should help push out my chest. She said I have bad posture and hunch forward which makes my shoulder blade muscles weak and caused this problem. She then said it needs to be worked on, so I let her massage my back and press on the area, boy did it hurt bad after.

5 days later the pain lifted a little back to the way it was and then got worse, so I returned to her last week and she worked on it again this time pushing under hard my arm pit and my back. And now it still is really hurting and I don't know what to do anymore... I am not sure if this is working as all it does it make it worse for a few days then reverts back to the normal level of pain.

It hurts the most if I move my arm back and touch my back side and bring my arm forward again and when I shrug my shoulders like saying "I dunno"

I am in really bad pain, it hurts so much and is really really depressing me lately as I can't do anything. I need to be able to drive again and start training in the gym as I have lost all the muscle that I put on before

Please please can anyone help, am I right in what I am doing? Is there anything else I can do as I don't fully understand it.

Thank you.

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