Right pec/front shoulder pain...

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Right pec/front shoulder pain...

Postby j_mardis » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:22 pm

Just got back from playing the Memorial, hitting an ace, and throwing too much and too hard. My throwing shoulder is in pain after taking Sunday and Monday off and throwing today. It is the muscle/tendon going from my pec over the front to the outside of my shoulder. It is most painful just toward my pec from my armpit. Anything other than rest to recover? I have been on a light weight routine and I started doing rubber tubing exercises a couple weeks ago, and I stretch on a daily basis. Massage? More stretching? Do nothing? Suggestions?

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Re: Right pec/front shoulder pain...

Postby black udder » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:37 pm

Massage therapy if you can find somebody who has done it before. Normal deep tissue massage is good, but if they've done sports therapy before, then they'll know more about athletic injuries.

If you have biofreeze, that will help with pain and ice/heat on/off as well as soaking in a tub.
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Re: Right pec/front shoulder pain...

Postby rehder » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:08 am

Start of with resting. And after a couple of weeks, if you can find somebody who can check for muscular imbalances, and help you make a program to work on those would probably be the ideal way to about it.

I dont want to make any specific recommendations because A, you should see a specialist and B, doing a diagnosis and recommendation on what to do about it without having seen you in person is just not smart.

In my experience, the most injuries DG'ers sustain are due to posture/muscle imbalances. While these may go unnoticed in normal life (ie. low-activity), things like discgolf may bring these to light, even though a backhand throw has very little injury potential compared to a lot of other sports. (Most deskjockeys, including myself, get the forward pulled shoulders coupled with excessive lumbar curve. In my case I try to stretch my hip flexors, and use excersizes that target the posterior part of my body. So pull/chin-ups, squats/lunges/deadlifts, supine bridges, face-pulls and ab-rollouts are all very good excersizes for this

For tissue treatment check out, Active release technique which often works very well. http://www.activerelease.com/
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