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        08-04-2011, 03:46 AM
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    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 definitely 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.
         
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        08-05-2011, 02:25 AM
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    I'm kind of a "just do it regardless of how much it hurts" kind of person, so at work I tend to work through the pain. I don't "baby" my shoulder (meaning I don't try not to do things that will make it hurt...wow, nice double-negative, English major! Lol) at all. The only thing I won't do is reach up when it hurts because I physically can't. It has nothing to do with pain. My shoulder will simply not physically allow me to reach above shoulder-height.

    When I press on the muscles that hurt, they are almost rock hard. There is a little give above them (fat layer, I'm assuming) and then it's almost like hitting bone, it's so stiff, but it's not where bone would be (the very top of my shoulder in between my shoulder joint and neck).
         
        08-05-2011, 04:58 PM
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    Drafty, you need to find yourself a good massage....I bet that would help a LOT!
         
        08-05-2011, 06:57 PM
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    When I press on the muscles that hurt, they are almost rock hard. There is a little give above them (fat layer, I'm assuming) and then it's almost like hitting bone, it's so stiff, but it's not where bone would be (the very top of my shoulder in between my shoulder joint and neck).
    That makes me wonder if there's actually hidden scar tissue inside your shoulder that you haven't found out about yet.. I say this because I have a friend who's mum has problems with her shoulder and her muscle was the same as you describe yours to be, and the massage therapist couldn't work it out of her shoulder because the bone-like feeling was scar tissue on the muscle, so they pushed her into acupuncture and it's working for her.

    I say find yourself a good massage therapist and see what they can do to your shoulder, you could find that if you do that then they'll find pain in places you never knew were sore(well it happened like that for me anyway). I've been going once a week/fortnight for around 4 months now and I'm definitely feeling the difference.
         
        08-06-2011, 10:06 PM
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    So today one of the electrical pricers at work wanted to test out one of those electric handheld massagers to see if it worked and I volunteered to be the "guinea pig." He went to work on my shoulder and OMG! It hurt at first, but then it felt AMAZING! Funny thing was, my shoulder didn't really hurt AT ALL today, even though I was on register almost all day, until I went to work in the back sorting clothing (you have to lean in a big 4-foot by 4-foot by 3-foot bin and drag the clothes out, then go through them to find any stains or holes or whatever and put them in piles to be hung). So, I wonder if I got one of those massagers and used it every day when I get home from work if that would help...I know it wouldn't really substitute for a good massuese, but I just got a $2000 emergency room bill, so yeah.
         
        08-06-2011, 11:18 PM
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    So today one of the electrical pricers at work wanted to test out one of those electric handheld massagers to see if it worked and I volunteered to be the "guinea pig." He went to work on my shoulder and OMG! It hurt at first, but then it felt AMAZING! Funny thing was, my shoulder didn't really hurt AT ALL today, even though I was on register almost all day, until I went to work in the back sorting clothing (you have to lean in a big 4-foot by 4-foot by 3-foot bin and drag the clothes out, then go through them to find any stains or holes or whatever and put them in piles to be hung). So, I wonder if I got one of those massagers and used it every day when I get home from work if that would help...I know it wouldn't really substitute for a good massuese, but I just got a $2000 emergency room bill, so yeah.
    Looks like you'll be investing in a handheld massager haha, I know it wouldn't substitute for a proper massuese, but hey, you could use it more often and it would save you money in the long run.. Even if you did go to a massuese every now and again, and just use the massager in between visits to keep the muscle from turning to stone.
    $2000 emergency room bill wholey shoot that's not small, I can't even think of anything that would bring up that big of a bill over here in the ER
         
        08-06-2011, 11:21 PM
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    Let's see...I was there for just under two hours (not bad, really...when I had a miscarriage back in 2005, I was in the ER for close-on seven hours), I had six X-ray films taken, one dose of percocet, and they splinted my leg. Yup. That's it. Of course that adds up to $2000, right?! I have a $3000 deductible on my insurance. Nice.
         
        08-06-2011, 11:27 PM
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    Let's see...I was there for just under two hours (not bad, really...when I had a miscarriage back in 2005, I was in the ER for close-on seven hours), I had six X-ray films taken, one dose of percocet, and they splinted my leg. Yup. That's it. Of course that adds up to $2000, right?! I have a $3000 deductible on my insurance. Nice.
    Wholey Crap your kidding! That would cost under $50 here(for me anyway)... That's an insane amount for what you got done there
         
        08-06-2011, 11:50 PM
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    Imma come live down there! Snowy River country, here I come! ROFL!
         
        08-07-2011, 02:45 AM
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    Imma come live down there! Snowy River country, here I come! ROFL!
    Haha yeah, it would almost be cheaper to ship you and Aires all the way over here than it would to pay any more medical bills! $2000 is just crazy.

    It's only snowy in parts of NZ, where I live it has never snowed, it's not that bad the rivers are a plus during summer too
         

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