I'll try to keep this short...I have been dealing with shoulder/upper trap (as in the long part from where my shoulder ends all the way to my neck.) sorry I don't know all the proper terminology. The pain comes and goes from a 2-8/9 on a scale of 1-10. I lose sleep over it and haven't really been able to lift for the past 8months. I went to a shoulder specialist a few months back and he did an xray/mri but the results were normal. I then spoke to 3 PT's and they all said impingement syndrome so I did physical therapy for twice a week for about a month and a half with little to no improvement. I don't know where to go from here I was told that the inflammation should go down after a few weeks but after 8 months theres been little to no relief. It has gotten so bad that I can't even run sometimes because it hurts to move it even that little bit. Sometimes the pain is most severe in my should joint while other times it is most severe in what i call the middle of the upper trap. I get this pain even when I am not working out. I have rolled shoulders which I am trying to correct.
I have a kidney problem so taking anti inflammatory medications ( even motrin) are a big no no for me. Other than taking fish oil and glucosamine what can I do? Should I go to another shoulder specialist? As a side note I recently got blood work done for my kidney and my calcium was slightly higher than normal. I believe 1.3 instead of the normal 1.2 and my kidney function while still normal when from 1.2 to 1.0 my Dr. wasn't worried about these things at all.Sorry I don't know what the scale is on these. I also get pain in my kidney area which my Dr. said has told me is a just muscle strain and that I shouldn't worry (sharp stabbing pain) if that matters at all. Thank you all for your help it's much appreciated.