Pain in one lat muscle

  • daddysw

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    Jan 07, 2012 10:42 AM GMT
    Only on one side, and hurts either when I press it or excercise my chest . . .most other excercises seem OK . .and my fingers on that side tingle a little too . . odd, and rest doesn't seem to help (was only doing cardio over the Christmas break) . . .any ideas?
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    Jan 07, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    I would go to an orthopedic or directly to a physical therapist if you can. Is it the back of your hand that tingles? If so it could be compression of the nerve's posterior cord. nerve to the back of your hand and the nerve to the lats come from the same place.
  • daddysw

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    Jan 07, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    Thanks for that Sean . . its my fingers that get the tingle . . I was thinking of going to my sports physio . . .he gives a great deep massage and knows lots about sports injuries . .
  • tddpt

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    Jan 07, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    Hey there. I'm in physical therapy school at the moment and what you described sound like a nerve issue. If you are getting some type of tingling or numbness you may have either damaged a nerve or have some sort of compression on a nerve. What part of you hand is tinging? Is it just the pinky and ring finger? Certain nerves give off sensation to different parts of the hand so if you could tell me what part of your hand the symptoms are occurring at I could tell you what nerve is affected. As for the pain in your lats, I think that is a whole different issue. Since you have been working out more it could be something minor like tendinitis or inflammation of the muscle, so try resting and lay low on working out for a few weeks and it should go away. You could try using ice, or heat (as long as there is no swelling).
  • daddysw

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    Jan 07, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    at he moment, its my thumb and forefinger tingling . . if i have to rest my lats, its easy enough to just do cardio for a while . .. pity 'cos I'm making good gains on my new programme! thanks for your trouble in posting this . .
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    Jan 08, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    When i said back of hand, i meant the whole back side of hand, including fingers. Radial nerve supplies all of that sensation.

    For your Lat, where exactly are you experiencing pain? I'm in PT school as well and love trying to figure this stuff out icon_smile.gif