Help. I look like "the hunchback of notre dame". I have a very large bbump in upper back, below the shoulder blade. I did not notice it until three days ago. I was at the gym doing my normal routine on some machines. Did not feel any pain at the gym, or even the next day. The day after that, I noticed that my shoulder/upper back on one side was sore. Thought it was just from a normal workout. Went to bed. Next day, still sore. Then that evening, my wife said, "what's that on your back?" I looked in the mirror, and started freaking out. Huge hump! I have been taking Ibuprofen and using a heating pad for the last three days. Not much improvement. The funny, thing is, it does not hurt as bad as at looks. I can function, work. It is just tender if I arch my shoulders back. No bruising showing. Going to a Ortho tomorrow. Is this normal for a mucle pull? Should't the swelling bo going down by now???View Thread
I play racquetball several times a week. I started getting pain in my left foot (bottom heel, 1/3 of the way up) about a month ago. I think this is from stepping off on the foot while playing. Quite painful when I get up, and during the day after sitting for a while. I already wear a custom orthotic. I am doing stretches every day. Now it is painful almost all the time. Is there anything I can do other than stop playing for a while? Am I doing damage if still exercising? I also do cardio such as stationary bike, elliptical, etc. Do I need to stop all that? This is very frustrating!View Thread
Yes, I am trying all that. I when to an Ortho. I have been on 800 mg Advil for 2 weeks, and just stopped. He gave me a night splint to wear, and it is too uncomfortable, and there is no way I can sleep with it. Going to get some P/T next week to make sure I am doing all the right exercises. I am also getting new custom orthotics. I currently have custom orthotics, but they are too soft in the heel, so getting new ones that are a harder plastic material. Hopefully, that will help.View Thread
47 y.o. male - About three months ago, I started developing pain in my wrist after playing raquetball. The pain was not persistent, only ocurred when flexing my wrist in certain ways. I tried using a brace and resting it for a week, it felt better. Next week, tried to play again, and the pain started up again after playing. This went on for about 2 months. During that time, I stopped playing, took some NSAIDS. My wrist was better. Then tried to play again, pain came back. I then decided to see an Ortho. Took x-rays, did not see any problems with the bones, arthritis, etc. Doc thinks it is soft-tissue injury. Put me on Celebrex for 2 weeks, and a more sturdy brace. I only took the meds for a week - it tore up my stomach. Today, after two week's rest, I went to play two games. I was wearing a McDavid Wrist compression bandage while playing. I iced the wrist afterwards. The pain is worse now. It is ocurring on the side closest to my pinky. The pain is worst when I flex my wrist either up or down at an extreme angle. Now the pain exhibits when doing daily activities such as brushing my teeth etc. I am supposed to see the doc next week for a followup. Any sugesstions to discuss with him would be appreciated. Someone told me to look at getting a cortisone shot. I am very discouraged, because I do not want to give up playing, but am not sure what a good next step is to get the underlying problem diagnosed. Thanks.View Thread
Well I went back to the Ortho after a few weeks. I tried playing, and still have pain afterwards. It is not super-painful, maybe a 5 out of 10, when playing, but still hurts for several days after playing. I can't imagine i tore something, as the pain goes away after several days of rest. He said that the only reason to get an MRI would be to see if there was soft-tissue damage, and then, only if I would plan to have it fixed via surgery. I don't make a living playing RB, so there is no way ever, that I would consider getting my wrist cut open. So, I think my options are: suck it up, or stop playing. Doc. did not discuss any excercises.View Thread
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