Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum View Post
Okay, made a rather "startling" discover yesterday and today about my shoulder...it only hurts when I'm at work. I know that sounds suspicious, but I'm dead serious! I was fine all day yesterday while at church and then while watching Lonesome Dove with my parents (can we say "Longest movie EVER?!" I thought the book was slow!). Today, I was in massive amounts of pain all day at work, but then when I went out to the stable and cleaned Aires stall, dumped his water and cleaned it, and then came home, my shoulder was absolutely fine. I'm thinking the pain is either stress-related or maybe even from repetitive motion (we have touchscreen registers that are about shoulder-height on me).
I definately know that feeling, except my problem is my back, which triggers my shoulder, and the place is school.
I'm assuming you went down to the stable when you were already sore after work, didn't let the pain settle first? That's probably a good thing, the different movement could have been loosening the tight muscles, and tightening the loose ones. I find that if my back is sore all I wanna do is go take a painkiller and sit down, but if I get out and do stuff with Mitch it feels a lot better.
Once it gets sore do you kind of subconsciously go "ow that hurts, must try not to do that again"? because I do that at school and end up not using the muscles properly, which means one side of my back and shoulder stretches while the other tightens which aggravates the pain, but yet while I'm down doing something with the horses, I forget about the pain and subconsciously use all the muscles properly, so everything evens out again.
-Temperamental pain is so annoying, I hope it atleast eases a little for you soon.