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Shoulder pain from working at computer, while sitting and standing

I'm in my 20s and spend all my time working on the computer. I have this recurring pain in my upper left back (Trapezius) which always bothers me towards the middle of the work day. When I massage the area, it feels knotted and tough. [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jun 11, 2014 - 23 answers

YANMD, but...

I have separated my shoulder. Should I get surgery? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on May 1, 2014 - 15 answers

Torn arm muscle, rotator cuff injury - what has your experience been?

I really hurt my arm. I am going to the doctor, but I'm curious about people's general experiences with this type of injury, treatments, length of recovery, and general speculation about just what I did to myself, since it seems like I did several different things at once. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Feb 4, 2014 - 16 answers

Just started Wellbutrin: Muscle tension?

I have just started up on wellbutrin XL 150mg about a week ago, and my shoulder has been getting really achey. My shoulder is tiring out very quickly when lifting things/typing. My hand is tingling a little, and it feels like my left pec is really tight. and doesn't think it has anything to do with the med. But it says online that muscle pain could be a rare side effect of wellbutrin. Has anyone who has taken wellbutrin had difficulties with, or even had to quit, because of muscle tension? Do these problems go away after the startup period?
posted by Thanquol180 on Jan 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Biceps tenodesis for a torn labrum? Tell me about your recovery

If anyone here has undergone a biceps tenodesis as treatment for a torn labrum, I would be very interested to hear about your experiences in surgery, rehab and how it ultimately worked out for you. Especially if you do regular weight training and/or active sports like basketball. At age 43 I'm a little nervous about this and would appreciate hearing from someone who's had this done.
posted by Alaska Jack on Oct 17, 2013 - 3 answers

Muscle pain opposite the working muscle?

When doing push-ups I would expect to be working my chest but I never get to the point where my chest feels the work because I have so much weakness and pain in my rear deltoids. [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Jul 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Need a better bag (Nexus 7 and stuff)

I have this bag and it's a really good shoulder bag (for a guy), pocket for the phone on front, slim pocket on the back for my wallet (think inside jacket pocket style), pocket on the inside for my small camera and the nexus 7 fits perfectly in the big pocket and it also has a zip pocket for change so I always have quarters with me now but I would like something more durable and stylish. Wouldn't mind leather.
posted by Ferrari328 on Jun 5, 2013 - 5 answers

How in the heck can I wash my neck... if my shoulder keeps popping?

I've always used my non-dominant hand to wash the middle of my back (or apply baby powder or sun lotion there, etc.), by sort of reaching up high from below and then rolling my hand around my thumb (pressed on my back) until the palm faces the skin. This seems to have been working fine for several decades (and I've been secretly pleased to be able to reach my "blind spot" that way). However, in the last few months I find that my shoulder pops as I'm doing this maneuver, and now I wonder if it's doing something bad. Since this is something I guess I do once or twice per day, I want to be sure I'm not setting myself up for a shoulder problem after a couple more decades of popping. Thoughts? tl;dr Is popping a joint bad in itself, and/or should I stop an action that causes a (nonpainful) shoulder pop a couple times per day?
posted by acm on May 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Shoulder pain + yoga = ?

I am supposed to be doing a yoga class with my friend on Wednesday, this will be my first one in over a year, and I have some pain in my neck and shoulder at the moment, will this make it worse? [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on May 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me prevent a stress-related piano injury! (Shoulder pain/tingling)

YANMD, but: I have been practicing a bit of piano as of late. Maybe too much, as I started again out of the blue, and am working on a song that is relatively difficult for me. i noticed recently that my left shoulder is starting to tingle while playing. At first I thought it was just a one-day thing, but the problem is persisting and seems to be getting worse. [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 on Feb 15, 2013 - 7 answers

YANMD, but am I being ridiculous?

YANMD: I have pain in my left shoulder blade, I can feel a muscle "knot", and I'm convinced I have cancer. [more inside]
posted by sarahgrace on Feb 11, 2013 - 30 answers

Why do my shoulders cramp when I drink sugary alcohol?

YANAD/YANMD: Why do my shoulders get crampy when I drink sugary, alcoholic drinks? [more inside]
posted by fruitopia on Dec 23, 2012 - 17 answers

What could be causing regular neck/shoulder/bicep pain and spasms?

I started having regular pain through my right shoulder down to my right elbow a few months ago. Today, I keep having muscle spasms in the same bicep. Too broke for a doc visit...anyone else experienced this? [more inside]
posted by guyarcher on Oct 31, 2012 - 15 answers

Doc, it hurts when I do this...

You know the joke about the man who shows his hyper-extended arm to his doctor, says "doc, it hurts when i do this," and the doc says, "well then don't do that!"? I am now that joke. Help me not be. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Oct 25, 2012 - 14 answers

The ows are not what they seem?

¡Left Handed Typing Alert! After a week of basic tenderness/muscle pull feeling centered between my shoulderblades, I've awoken today with an incredibly acute pain that's basically taken away the use of my right (dominant) arm. Help me pre-game the upcoming doctor's appointment to try and narrow down/assuage the cause as soon as possible. [more inside]
posted by Cold Lurkey on Aug 22, 2012 - 12 answers

How to avoid shoulder pain in Let's Dance 3 on the wii

My right shoulder hurts when I play Let's Dance 3 on the wii. I still want to play it though! Please help me find a workaround. Are there any 3rd party wiimotes that are really lightweight? [more inside]
posted by homodachi on Jul 1, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I improve my shoulder pain in the next few days?

I can't believe I'm wasting a question on this; but I think I have injured myself from studying. Help? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Jun 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Desperately seeking brilliant sports doctor in New York

Can you recommend a good sports doctor in NYC? (Need treatment for a rock climbing shoulder injury.) [more inside]
posted by Eshkol on Jan 26, 2012 - 6 answers

What kind of doctor should I see about my sore neck and back?

What kind of doctor should I see about my neck and back pain? I'm not sure if it's a pinched nerve or muscular. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Sorry, Shari Lewis, but I've got to eat...

Best lamb shoulder recipe? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Nov 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Stiff shoulder muscles that always want to stick together

When I shrug my shoulders or stretch my arms above my head after not moving around for a while I can feel/hear the muscles kind of schlicking apart as though the different muscles were kind of sticking together (no pain). This doesn't happen with any other muscles though. Anyone else get this? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Nov 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Is that a bump on your shoulder or are just happy to see me?

Anything I can do to help my shoulder heal from a bad sprain? [more inside]
posted by alex_skazat on Nov 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Which muscle's giving me pain?

Which of my muscles is hurting and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by desertface on Oct 20, 2011 - 8 answers

help my neck feel better!

Sore neck, shoulder and arm from slouching in front of my computer. Any tips on making myself feel better? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Aug 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Could my shoulder/neck pain be caused by a nerve problem?

Could my shoulder/neck pain be caused by a nerve problem? [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on Jul 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me hack my post-shoulder surgery recuperation!

What are some things I can do before my upcoming shoulder surgery to make life a little easier afterwards? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 1, 2011 - 20 answers

I'd give my right arm for an answer...

Should I just wait for my arm to get better? [more inside]
posted by b33j on May 10, 2011 - 14 answers

My bag won't close

How do I fix the snap on this shoulder bag? [more inside]
posted by andrewpendleton on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

What kind of massage should I ask for?

What kind of massage do I want to ask for? [more inside]
posted by Blue Jello Elf on Feb 28, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I keep from messing up my neck & shoulders in my sleep?

How do I keep from messing up my neck & shoulders in my sleep? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Feb 27, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me relieve shoulder and neck pain from torn rotator cuff and computer use.

Help me relieve shoulder and neck pain from torn rotator cuff and computer use. [more inside]
posted by aorkis on Jan 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Will the not-painful knot in my shoulder ever go away?

Will the not-painful knot in my shoulder ever go away? [more inside]
posted by mchorn on Dec 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Searching for a gym bag/purse

After years of fruitless searching for the ideal bag that doubles as gym bag and handbag/purse... [more inside]
posted by tentacle on Dec 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Can a walk-in clinic help with my shoulder pain?

I have what I think is probably acute bursitis, and/or shoulder impingement syndrome and the pain has become almost unbearable. Should I go to the walk-in clinic? [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Dec 18, 2010 - 11 answers

chicago - need keytar for costume

i need a real/fake keytar/shoulder synth for a halloween costume party on saturday night. the cheapest one i can find is at guitar center for $1200. that's about $1150 over my budget. anyone have any ideas? already checked craiglist for chicagoland, which is where i am located.
posted by denaps on Oct 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Returning to tennis and concerned about my shoulder

Tennis Filter: I've recently returned to playing tennis after a multi-decade break. I played high-school and college tennis in my day but stopped for any number of reasons. I have a good rally partner and I've surprisingly been able to get back to a reasonable level after only five weeks. The only niggling issue is some pain in my service shoulder that feels like a rotor cuff problem. It goes away after 10-15 minutes of softer serves. I've found that throwing a ball overhand generates the same twinge but also loosens things up so that the serving motion is more comfortable. [more inside]
posted by michswiss on Jun 8, 2010 - 6 answers

How to deal with mild weight lifting related shoulder pain

I'm experiencing moderate tenderness in my right shoulder from weight lifting. There's clicking and what feels like tendon snapping but no severe or deep pain. Still, I know this is a sign that things could get much worse. What is the right strategy from here on out? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Apr 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me strengthen my trapezius....

Weightlifting/strength training filter: what exercises do you recommend to strengthen/build up the trapezius muscle? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Oct 30, 2009 - 14 answers

You're not supposed to get injured from yoga!

How do I nurse a wounded shoulder back to health? [more inside]
posted by Eudaimonia on Jul 29, 2009 - 17 answers

Shoulder Crepitus: Not improving. Ideas for next steps?

Shoulder crepitus: when I roll my shoulders back, they pop and click many times, like crunching. It has worsened over the past seven years or so that I've worked at a desk. I've tried a few things and have had no relief, although it doesn't seem to be worsening any more. What should I try next? [more inside]
posted by degrees_of_freedom on Jul 27, 2009 - 23 answers

Pull the strings!

I'm looking for a free or very cheap 3-d model of the shoulder joint. Online or for real. [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on May 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Need Help finding a good orthopedic doctor.

Where can I find references and referrals for a good Orthopedic / Sports Medicine Surgeon [more inside]
posted by mi6op on May 2, 2009 - 6 answers

I'm an idiot and I hurt myself -- please help

Please help me treat my shoulder problem before I can see a doctor [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Apr 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Please help me diagnose source of pain in shoulder and back.

What is the most thorough and effective test, or series of tests, I can go through in order to determine exactly what is wrong with my lower back and shoulder? [more inside]
posted by gwpcasey on Mar 17, 2009 - 8 answers

shoulder blade/back/neck knots

what is going on with my shoulder blade and neck muscles? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Feb 26, 2009 - 5 answers

toronto options for weekend bursitis treatment

What options do I have for what seems like a sudden acute bursitis attack in my right shoulder? I'm in Toronto and have an appointment for my first cortisone shot Tuesday (I may be able to successfully beg a shot on Monday), but I don't know if I can wait that long for my clinic to open again. It hurts a lot and I can't even sleep through the night. It's been getting worse since waking up Friday morning, not better. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Feb 21, 2009 - 5 answers

My shoulder hurts. I swear it's not a heart attack.

What can I do to prevent/reduce the muscle knots and pain in my shoulder? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Jan 5, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me ice my shoulder without using hockey tape!

I need to find a shoulder wrap like this one from Therma Wrap or this one from ActiveWrap so that I can securely ice my shoulder. I'm in Toronto and would rather not pay an additional $33 for shipping from the States. Cheaper is better ($69.95 for ActiveWrap?!), but if all else fails, I could try to sew something. My dodgy left shoulder and I would greatly appreciate any solid leads on Toronto suppliers.
posted by maudlin on Dec 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Shoulder Brace for a woman

I broke my shoulder and collarbone in an accident. I've had the surgery, now I need a good brace to just give me some additional support for my shoulder when I'm doing my crazy activities. Only problem, none of the ones I want seem to be designed for...ummm... a woman. [more inside]
posted by CAnneDC on Oct 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Possible causes for pain in left shoulder, arm and hand for about two weeks?

My fiancée has been experiencing pretty severe pain in her left shoulder, arm and hand for about the last two weeks. She saw our family doctor last week and has another appointment tomorrow. We're looking for some more pointed questions to ask. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Sep 10, 2008 - 17 answers

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