I have been having pain in my left Trapezius for over 1 mth now. It waxes and wanes, burning,tight feeling, dull ache, almost constantly. NSAIDS don’t really help, but I can’t say I’ve been particularly diligent in taking them. Heat is about the only thing that really helps, I have a hydroculator. I’ve been under alot of stress due to a sudden job loss, but now will be returning to work. I have had this in the past,but don’t remember if it lasted this long. I’m an RN, and have been working in the hospital for the past 30 yrs or so, so there has been alot of tugging and pu lling, and I usually do my pulling transfers from the left side, because I’m short & for some reason can pull better, even though I’m right handed. Any ideas? This problem started when I was in my mid 20’s, and flares up @ times.
All good answers. I hope your pain is better. In addition to consulting with your physician, have you consulted with a physical therapist for an assessment? Is the pain isolated in the upper, middle or lower trap, or is it diffuse throughout the entire proximal trap attachments? These are questions that might help your doctor determine the best therapy for you.