I’ve got a muscle knot in my upper back. That seems to be the only place I get them. About the size of a pea or slightly larger, they are a hard knot of muscle that makes the whole upper right side of my back feel uncomfortable. You can feel the lump quite easily when you massage it, well my wife can.
Does anyone know how they happen and how to get rid of them?
They go with time, but in the mean time my back is uncomfortable and it affects my lifting, yesterday I stopped deadlifting early because my lower back was starting to hurt - may not be related but I thought it could be.
Massaging them out is very painful, but perhaps it is just a case of sucking it up as there is no alternative?
It seems to me to be related to an uncomfortable sleeping position rather than lifting but maybe that is just conjecture.