A crunchy shoulder that produces odd sensations?
August 18, 2011 6:26 AM Subscribe
I have a knot or something similar in my left shoulder. I've been trying to work it out in the last week, and now I'm feeling a sensation that's very peculiar. Can someone explain what's causing it?
posted by ictow to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
When I bunch my shoulder (contract it back towards my spine, then release), there's a distinct crunch and the feeling of something (ligament?) rubbing over something (bone?). None of that hurts (though it's all in response to a general muscle knot-esque pain). But after doing it a few times within a couple minutes, my entire shoulder becomes... uncomfortably giddy? This very physical feeling akin to hysterical euphoria. The best comparison I can come up with is that it feels like an anxiety attack that's happening only in my shoulder. Engaging any "crunchy" parts of my shoulder seems to produce similar results, but not to the same extent. Has anyone else ever experienced anything like this? What's going on? At the very least, are there more medical terms I can use to further investigate?