I was an athlete -- football, wrestling, jujitsu -- from age 7 till 22, keeping up with jujitsu till almost 30. Broken bones, torn ligaments and muscles, etc. were a pretty constant part of my young life. What doctors, trainers and physical therapist always called "normal" were what they called "pinched nerves" in the upper parts of both my shoulder blades, not far from my spine. Stretching never helped, VERY deep rubbing seemed to do a little, but basically I always just played through the pain. My college football coach, later a coach for the Dallas Cowboys, told me it was all in my head, a head he liked to see me deliver concussions to on opposing teams. Anyway, that sharp and tingling pinched nerve sensation has been with me off-and-on my entire (46 now). But recently I was throwing darts (yes, just regular little darts), and since then the pain has been severe on my right shoulder blade and even sometimes creeps into my arm, as well as the front of my shoulder. Over they years, I've tried to describe this chronic pain to dozens of medical practitioners and never got any advice that helps and/or pain killers I don't like to take. Any ideas from anyone? Haven't slept comfortably in 5 weeks. PS Mommas don't let your babies grow up to be football players. Those incredible nights as a fierce competitor as a young man can very well cost him thousands of night in pain till the day he dies.
hate being old