pain in upper trapezius
i have had a sharp pain in my upper trapezius for a few years now the cause is constant repetative motions due to work, sport, and sports related injuries i have tried therapy, stretching exercise's and nothing seems to help, i get a irritating pain to the point were i can barelly move my arm or stand. my doctors tell me there is no sign of any muscule or tissue damage. What could i do to possibly remedy this pain other then a persciption from my doctor for pain meds.
I would recommend seeing a Physical Therapist for an evaluation, they can assess your postural alignment and look at any muscle imbalances to find the root cause of your pain, progress you and discharge you into the hands of a Personal Trainer for advanced postural strengthening exercises.
Just advice, hope this helps!
My first question would be what type of "therapy" have you tried? Also, could you go into a bit more detail regarding the following questions:
-What repetitive motions do you find yourself doing as a result of work?
-What injuries have you sustained in the past?
-What stretches have you tried and for how long did you incorporate them into your daily routine?
I look forward to hopefully hearing your responses! They'll help me provide you with a better recommendation.
In the meantime, I'd recommend you seek out a local Active Release Technique (ART) provider if you haven't done so already. Some of my clients and I have both had great experiences with that form of therapy in the past for various repetitive motion related pains and/or injuries.
Do you think you should go see a neurologist?
Pain is a clear sign that there is a problem. Perhaps you can ask your doctor do refer you to a neurologist.
All the best!
that sure sounds like the proverbial 'pain in the neck', and I am sorry to hear that you are in so much discomfort.
It seems that you have exhausted the traditional routes, and I can empathize with you that pain killers should not be a way of life.
Have you considered acupuncture?
I wish you well.
I would also suggest for you to try Muscle Activation Therapy. Search for a MAT therapist close to you and have at least a consultation. MAT can help sometimes where regular PT can't.
I hope this helps.
I also agree with Joanne. I would continue to seek professional advice and/or a specialist.
Wishing You Good Health,
I am sorry you are in so much agony; but, relieved that you are seeking care of the problem, medicine free.
I see in one of the comments that you have had multiple injuries; did you have MRIs done to check if the tissues were affected?
I agree with the idea of seeing a neurologist.
In the meantime, have you considered yoga?
I hope you get this solved quickly to feel better very soon.
Good luck to you.