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shoulder knot

HazeHHaze Posts: 1
edited 01/24/2015 - 7:16 PM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Hello, I'm suffering from a know in my right shoulder. I'm young, early 20's, average build, and I've had this affliction for several years. It's not a day to day basis nor is it hindering my ability to complete my shifts. I stand with repetitive motions for 12 hours a day and its not the same motions everyday. At times it deals with heavy lifting. When I'm home I rest. I don't go out much I just typically lay in bed or sit against the wall to play my game system. The pain from this has subsided for a few years before reemerging withing the past 2 years and I don't know how to get rid of it with my current schedule. I'm either to tired or at work.

I know it was due to poor posture.


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    edited 01/24/2015 - 7:18 PM
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  • How many hours a day do you spend sitting in the same position playing video games?? Be honest now ;-) That can't be good for you and could be attributing to quiet a bit of your problem. You are young, you should be out getting exercise, playing sports for example. Walking is great-the more walking the better. Sitting in the same position for hours, looking at a screen, playing video games will make your shoulders and neck muscles tight....

    My advice to you, is to give up the video games for awhile (I know this is hard to do because I have 2 step sons & a son-in-law in your age bracket) I know for a fact they would rather have their arms removed than to give these games up...Anyway, try it for just a week or 2, after work find something else to do that does not involve you sitting in the same position for hours with a controller in your hand. After a couple of weeks see how you are feeling. In the meantime, try ice or heat if needed. If this does not work, you then should make an appointment with your family dr and see what he has to say.

    Take care Haze. Hope this helps ;-)
  • I've noticed that the way I used to sleep seemed to have an affect on the large knot I would get on my right shoulder. My last one lasted almost 2 months, it was so large you could see it sticking out of my back, and it caused my entire right arm to hurt. I used to sleep on my back with my arm above my head. I don't know if you do this, but it was the worst thing for my shoulder knot. I would put Ice and heat on it, I tried working the knot out. Have someone take a tennis ball and role it on and around your knot. It may hurt but it helps loosen it up. I agree with the above statement that sitting in one position and playing your game system probably isn't helping the situation. Staying active and exercising can help also. Has this been constant for the past 2 years or is it off and on? Have you been working on your posture since you think it's related?

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