9 days ago I had a shoulder workout.
8 Days ago, I woke up with a horrible pain in my rhomboid/trap area. It's pretty much constant, with degrees varying from uncomfortable to excruciating. I'm pretty sure it's an awful knot or impinged nerve, but I'm leaning towards the nerve being tweaked. Reasons being:
Heat and massage, ibuprofen, foam rolling, lax ball rolling, nor flexoral helps the situation to a significant extent.
For the first 4-5 days, I would get random bouts of a dull, numby, tingly pain that would radiate down my upper arm down to my forearm. I'd get the same pain radiate down my rear delt and what feels like into my shoulder capsule or rotator cuff.
What does actually help the situation is using a shitload of liniment (which I can't abuse - my skin gets the brunt of it) and when I'm lifting, it seems to keep the pain at bay, EXCEPT for doing certain movements. DC style 'across the body hammer curls' were EXCRUCIATING even with warmup weights.
I went to the chiro on thursday but he didn't do much. I was a first time patient, so he was thorough with background info and all of that, but didn't do anything to help the problem. He told me my spine was fine (and gave me a small adjustment) and that the problem was a shoulder injury (because I have a previous shoulder injury - which I'll go into detail about in a minute) and referred me to another doctor.
As for the shoulder injury, 5-6 years ago, I tore my right labrum (right shoulder is the shoulder in question here FTR, lol) playing lacrosse. I never got it fixed because I've got loose shoulder capsules and the doc said if it's not causing me any pain on a daily basis (which it doesn't) that I might opt out of fixing it because the surgery may actually tighten up my shoulder capsule to the point that it's uncomfortable for me. So I opted out of sugery since it didn't hinder me much. It's a little unstable during certain movements, but I can bench/OHP just fine.
I don't think this injury is from that, though. Unless this is a byproduct of what that injury caused. The chiro I went to the other day said my rotator cuff is basically not activating anymore and my right pec, trap, and lat are overcompensating to stabilize the joint (which makes sense, my right pec, trap and lat are all larger than the left side). The next day in the gym, I tried some external rotation movements and my right shoulder was very poor in comparison to my left. When I tried to do cable external rotation with my elbow against my hip, I couldn't externally rotate my right arm without my rear delt taking over the movement and my elbow leaving my hip. So I definitely need to work on that.
Other random clues:
The pain seems to subside if I'm laying on my back, and have my upper arm perpendicular to my midline and my elbow at a 90 degree angle externally rotated. Furthermore, if I put a pillow under my elbow (and thus causing gravity to externally rotate my shoulder), it seems that the pain completely disappears.
If I am to do a front lat spread with my thumbs resting on my hip, my right lat/teres major doesn't flare out AT ALL, and if I try to flare them, I get sharp pain in my rear delt/shoulder capsule area.
Sorry that all the info's just throw up there, I wrote as much info about it as I could in no particular order.
Thanks for any help!