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Old 09-20-2017, 04:17 PM
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After a 3400 mile trip around Europe I have been getting a severe pain in my right shoulder mostly around the shoulder blade but also some in the end of the shoulder. It feels like a hot knife being stabbed into the muscle. Any ideas please ?
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:31 PM
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I recommend Advil and Guinness, and let us know in the morning how it feels.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:57 PM
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How old are you maybe its got something to do with your birth date
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I was taking tramadol for other bike related pain and ibuprofen but they never touched this pain
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:25 PM
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Go back & ride the trip in reverse..perhaps that will help
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I've been here to long....SKYGZR is starting to make sense.

For the pain, try putting one finger in your mouth & another finger in your anus...then swap fingers.
Won't help with the pain, but it'll take your mind off it for a while.

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I take it you are riding an XR. Is it stock as far as ergos?seat bars pegs and such.
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I used to do a lot of long distance riding and on a few of the trips I had EXACTLY the same issue.. So sharp a pain that it takes your breath away.. The trips that caused this phenomenon... rainy and/or cold. My theory... you tense up in those conditions.. knowingly or not and after a while it messes with your nerves.. pinches.. compresses... not sure the physical dynamics but in every case I just took Motrin (or whatever was handy) until the issue went away and in every case it did although it would take 2-3 weeks... My 2 doubloons.

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After a 3400 mile trip around Europe I have been getting a severe pain in my right shoulder mostly around the shoulder blade but also some in the end of the shoulder. It feels like a hot knife being stabbed into the muscle. Any ideas please ?
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Hi,
After a 3400 mile trip around Europe I have been getting a severe pain in my right shoulder mostly around the shoulder blade but also some in the end of the shoulder. It feels like a hot knife being stabbed into the muscle. Any ideas please ?

The hot knife thing doesn't sound good but it sounds very much like your rhomboids have tightened up or you have a muscle spasm and it pulls your shoulder out of normal alignment.

Three things can help:

1. Get a tennis ball and put it on the spot while sitting or laying down and try to reach your hands forward to stretch them out. Feel the tennis ball pushing on the spot while trying to relax the muscle.

2. Ice the injured spot for 20 mins. Let it warm up, Ice it again. The cycle acts as a pump to flush O2 starved blood out. This can help relax the muscle.

3. Find a bar to hold on to that's about eye level. Grab a hold of it and straighten you arms and bend your hips so they're behind your feet. Slowly determine what position stretches the muscle gently and work the tension out. Don't let go of the bar until you're standing straight up. (You'd be surprised at the mentality of some of the people I run into sometimes.)

Stretching your neck can also help.
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It's heat generated by the laser-stares of the envious cagers you humiliate as you blast past.

Solution - ride slowly and quietly behind them.
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See a doctor, get a MRI.
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Hi. Very common problem. I had it several times. What happens is that from leaning forward at lot, your chest muscles, ligaments etc. shorten and pull continually on back muscles eventually causing pain. Relief comes with stretching chest muscles. Face a wall and place forearm on wall. Now twist upper torso away from arm on wall. Works like magic.
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You're getting the advice you have paid for.
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After numerous surgeries and a big one coming up next month. I can highly recommend the 3V therapy. Valium, Vicodin, and Vodka. Always works for me.
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Re: Pain

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The hot knife thing doesn't sound good but it sounds very much like your rhomboids have tightened up or you have a muscle spasm and it pulls your shoulder out of normal alignment.

Three things can help:

1. Get a tennis ball and put it on the spot while sitting or laying down and try to reach your hands forward to stretch them out. Feel the tennis ball pushing on the spot while trying to relax the muscle.

2. Ice the injured spot for 20 mins. Let it warm up, Ice it again. The cycle acts as a pump to flush O2 starved blood out. This can help relax the muscle.

3. Find a bar to hold on to that's about eye level. Grab a hold of it and straighten you arms and bend your hips so they're behind your feet. Slowly determine what position stretches the muscle gently and work the tension out. Don't let go of the bar until you're standing straight up. (You'd be surprised at the mentality of some of the people I run into sometimes.)

Stretching your neck can also help.

This really sounds like the best advice.

As for painkillers, nothing beats morphine...

But as Bill said...

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Re: Pain

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Morphine is da shit :-)

You get cramps in the shoulder mucles, more or less
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