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Old 09-12-2013, 11:50 PM
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So, very slight pressure, on a shoulder that has been a problem for a while, caused a loud pop, like popping your knuckles, sudden tingling in my hand, weakness in the arm and now severe ache in the upper, outer bicep when I lay down. This is perfectly normal, right? Like gas?

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Old 09-13-2013, 12:12 AM
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So, very slight pressure, on a shoulder that has been a problem for a while, caused a loud pop, like popping your knuckles, sudden tingling in my hand, weakness in the arm and now severe ache in the upper, outer bicep when I lay down. This is perfectly normal, right? Like gas?

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It's normal for us older folk.

I lifted the end of a very very light box, one day at work, shoulder went pop!

Sounded like a dowel stick snapping and I nearly went to my knees.

I have problems with pain and such every day with my shoulder.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:38 AM
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I have the same problem.. @ 61+

though exacerbated by a few bouts with LYME have made my arthritic joints almost musical... like a wooden marionette... I crunch when I walk/work..

I suppose that over using my frame and pushing/pulling/twisting too hard when I was young and thought I was Superman ... did not help either..

and then there are the reading glasses in stronger and stronger mag as the years go on....
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:12 AM
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Just went to a spine doctor yesterday as my GP thought I had a pinched nerve. Spine doctor referred me to a shoulder specialist. No pinched nerve. They think something is torn and creating enough inflammation that it is interrupting blood flow. She held my left hand behind the wrist and pushed on both arteries, while holding the arteries "shut" she had me flex my hand many times and then she let go, that hand went from white to pink immediately. She did the same to the right hand and it stayed white. After little use or just walking and it hanging down, it starts burning, hand tingles, fingers become numb. Price of getting old I guess.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:14 AM
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If some of the problems mentioned in these posts happened to me, I'd be off to the Chiropractor.

I did something to my left arm this spring, I couldn't lift it past 90 degrees, it was weak etc. I went to the Dr and he examined for 1-2 min and then gace my arm and shoulder a twist and POOF I was able to lift it up fully, with no pain and the weakness had gone.

There are good and bad Chiropractors. Some seem to fiddle and diddle so you come back again and again. The one I go to is the first one I ever used. It is now a 40 mile trip to see him. I have tried 4-5 local guys, but they are into getting you to come back.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:25 AM
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If some of the problems mentioned in these posts happened to me, I'd be off to the Chiropractor.
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In my case anyway.. a chiropractor would be a bad option...

Lyme Boreliosis DESTROYS the cartlidge... so any "Chiropractic Adjustment" would cause more damage and speed the onset of arthritis...

wish it were that easy...

over time the body rebuilds and repairs the damage.. so patience is my greatest ally
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:59 AM
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My GP has told me I have had rotator cuff problems for a while, I am afraid it was a tear. I'm giving it a few days of moderate work to see how it goes. No surgery wanted here...
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I am very suspect of chiropractors after seeing family members have to go over and over for "adjustments". I do think that a good physical therapists can work wonders though.
Many times a persistent problem like a sore shoulder/ back/neck etc. seem to be caused by a smaller problem or weak area. Your body compensates by using other muscles and in turn that area becomes irritated.

I know several people who went to a local physical therapist after messing around with chiropractors and sports medicine for years and not getting any lasting changes. The physical therapist sounded like a total quack to me at first, but the improvements they have made with simple exercises and stretches is amazing. They have even gotten over ailments like chronic headaches that weren't the reason they went in in the first place.
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I've been told a good massage therapist can work wonders. I'd probably give one a try, but insurance won't put up a dime on the treatments.
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Dis-ease = Disease


Stress is a major contributor to any and all maladies..

I know it's a far stretch for some to consider but over the years of meditation and martial arts training I can say from these experiences that all the problems I have ever had ( other than externally induced, lymes, poisoning, broken bone, falls, etc, etc) are created from stress induced moments..

At first if I was stressed about something ( not physical stress but mental/emotional and it ends being connected physically) it would take a month or so for onset of symptoms ( you choose, muscular pain, joint pain, back going out, etc, etc) lifting a box weighing Oz's and the then my arm is dead.. And I would judge it as I must have lifted it badly..

Then these would abate over time..

Then a few years later with meditation and spiritual growth the onset would occur minutes later but the symptoms would pass sooner.. Days vs weeks..

Now even though I do the same exact work and have gotten another 20 years older I rarely have any pains anywhere for any length of time.. The onset is almost instant and the relief follows usually within a few hours..

So, again Dis-ease !!!!!!!!!!

Some might say it's because I'm more brain dead... But, it's because I deal with stresses differently. Someday I hope to be completely pain free...

Oh, and not because I died..

By the way I am sorry your shoulder is suffering..


I had back surgery 5 years ago and now my back has never felt better.. Even better than when I was in my early 20's before I started doing Farrier work..

My signature kind of shares the area I am referring to..
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