Quick post here...
I've had this chronic problem for about 8 months now...a pain down my deltoid. I've tried ART, massage therapy and trigger point massage. All have been temporary fixes.
Last Friday I did a trigger point massage with Kimmie at Massage & Company in Lynn. I didn't have much pain down the arm at the time but what was there was gone at the end. Kimmie was great and worked out all my trigger points. I worked out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday without any pain. I felt great and thought the problem was solved. Of course I expected I would need maintenance.
My arm felt great until this morning. The pain was there and worst then usually. I attempted my workout. I did some TGU's, some deadlifts, squats and swings pretty much with no problems. Major problem was I could not press...at all...not even a 15 pound KB. WTF.
Tuesday is an off day for me so my arm did not have a work out yesterday. It happily had a rest day. Here is where I think part of the problem lies. When I sleep on that arm, I wake up in pain. Simple solution you say. Just don't sleep on that arm. Unfortunately it is not so simple. I am sleeping. I don't know.
Full disclosure...I did attempt to bench press on Sunday with mixed results. I had to stop because I could feel the pain down the deltoid.
If I can't get this problem under control, I will not be able to participate in the SF certification. The arm will not withstand 3 days of intensive exercise and then pass the SNATCH test on the last day.
So...has anyone out there had a similar problem? How did you solve the problem. I am considering seeing a sports medicine doc for their opinion. Any thoughts out there on that approach? Thank you in advance.