A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that I had accute pain in my left shoulder (about the anterior deltoid area) when performing certain movement.
I really didn't notice this pain before. It started very faint and increased over time so I got used to it, until I re-started my training and noticed a decrease in muscle mass on my left shoulder, and the fact that some movements were painful.
Now, I've seen a doctor and he told me to take some advils... Advils, tylenol, aspirins, none did anything. Not even numbing the pain.
I'm pretty sure some of you guys and gals know what I'm talking about... Here is a brief list of symptoms in case anyone can help me out:
- First, I did not injure myself training or doing any physical activities. I didn't fall or break something. I work at a desk.
- I'm right-handed.
- I do not feel numb in the arm. I don't eat ANY fried food, I don't drink and don't smoke. Never had an operation. No heart problem.
- The pain seems to come and go. Fades somewhat when warming up the muscles, but is still present.
- Pain mainly located in the anterior deltoid area, but sometimes can be felt in the Pectoralis Major (Clavicular Head) area.
- Cold seems to intensify the pain.
- Loss of strength.
- Minor loss of muscle mass.
- Difficulty sleeping, pain wakes me up.
- Doing incline bench press with only 50 lbs is nearly impossible. Flat bench press is easier but still pretty painful, max of 100 lbs. Used to be able to do 180+.
Here is a visual on the muscles I have problem with: