Shoulder pain but only after exercise
Through the interscalene triangle pass the nerves and artery to the arm.
Shoulder pain but only after exercise means a thorough examination is needed.
It doesn't hurt all of the time. Sometimes I don't feel the pain until the day after doing something strenuous. I can do deep tissue massage on my husband using all me strength and it doesn't bother me until I wake up. Sometimes it hurts immediately after lifting my child over my head. The pain is in the shoulder, moves to underarm and rhomboid, only on the right side.
This started after my husband put a large ladder on my shoulder to see if I could carry it 9 months ago. I can move my arm any way I can possibly which doesn't seem to bother it. The most painful part is on the outside directly applying pressure on the ball.
I would go to a Chiropractor or Dr if I had insurance. I am currently a Medical Massage Therapy student that just started yesterday. Hoping once I can learn on my own to fix the problem but if you can help by giving me an idea since I have ruled out dislocation and rotate cuff due to no mobility problems, just heavy lifting problems, i would really appreciate it.
So, he found out you can't carry a heavy ladder; too late alas.
Rhomboid area pain is always a bit of a diagnostic nightmare; it can be a referral from C5; do you have any neck pain?
Or a muscle strain, or from the spine, or rib below the rhomboid.
By underarm, do you mean lower arm? Then I'd definitely be thinking about from your neck or in the interscalene triangle; first rib subuxation or scalene spasm. Arms above head would aggravate as you've found.
But if you mean in the axilla, then it could be the subscapularis; does pulling your bent arm inwards against resistance give you shoulder pain? Press against your left hand with right hand, with elbow bent at your side, up against the rib cage.
If you meant the inner side of the upper arm, that's the T1 dermatome.
In short, there are lots of possibilities. Couldn't one of the tutors at your course help?
I would start some simple, gentle shoulder exercises every day, building up slowly. There are some at our shoulder pages.
I hope this all helps.
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