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Asked by LindseyMWhite - 3 years ago
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After researching the shoulder, it feels as if it is the area between my humerus and the scapula. It is an intense pain that no stretching can alleviate. I've had this pain in the past and all I had to do was stretch a particular way and it would pop, releasing the pain. This time however, no such stretching is helping.
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Gumboy Level 55 / fun guy
Answered 3 years ago
Yah....well maybe it IS cracked. Ever guess that?
Falling on elbows, knees, tail bone, collar bone, crown, chin etc is a
painful undertaking when it happens. Those are body areas not as
protected with any muscle or fat there, and that is why there are such
things as mouth guards, knee pads, shoulder pads, helmets, cushions.
So it happened and won't go away, meaning time to take it to a doctor
if I were you. I fell on my shoulder a few years ago when I tripped over
a devilish keyboard stool in the dark that I had forgotten to push back
under. I ached for several years. I did rotations, pushups (gradually!)
and used dumbbell weight exercises to 'work through the pain' - as
they say. I couldn't paint, or sweep the floor, rake yard, etc. for months
afterward without the sharp tangs coming on. So I think I know about
this sort of injury. When I was motorcycling after school, I went down
a dark off-road path and hit a cross-road chain doing 15 mph, which
caused shoulder separations of both arms when I grabbed onto and
flipped over the chain so it wouldn't hit me. The chain was just above
the handle bars and I didn't see it coming! On the ground in agonizing
pain I had more strength in one arm so pushed (pounded!) back my left arm humerus into the collar it was separated from. My right arm was
still separated, but was easier now to pound back into place. As soon
as I then had both arms put back in their sockets all that terrible pain
subsided. I would go right in for X-rays it I were you. Bones can heal
but in the wrong way, leaving you messed up!
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morrie Level 52
Answered 3 years ago
You could have spurs that formed at the acromioclavicular joint. This happens through wear and tear. The inflammation of the tendon causes spurs to form on the joint. It catches and irritates the anterior biceps tendon and creates tendinitis. Tendinitis is common and can be helped with alternating warm moist heat, ice, ibuprofen and rest. If it doesn't help, you might need to see your doctor for a physical therapy script. If that doesn't help, you might need an acriomoplasty. This is where the orthopedist removes the spurs that are causing the pain. This is very easy to come back from post operatively.

You could also be dealing with a rotator cuff tear. This is something that builds up to the point where it finally tears. This doesn't always require surgery to fix. Many times, if it's only a partial tear, physical therapy can get your shoulder back where it needs to be.

You should see your doctor and get an MRI done to see just what's going on in there and what your next step will be.
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Sparky5458 Level 63 / Retired Golfer
Answered 3 years ago
Mine is a torn rotator cuff. Hurts like heck
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