Experiencing back pain. Advice needed

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    Mar 22, 2010 9:47 AM GMT
    Hey guys, first post on here so be kind...

    I've had an annoying pain between my shoulder blades for about a week now. Stayed away from the gym for 5 days in the hope it'd go away. By Friday it was just a slight niggle so I went back to the gym on and did my chest. On sunday I went back and did my shoulders. Now it hurts pretty bad. it's not at all severe, it's just there! But i don't want it to get any worse, but I still want to train (addicted, you know how it is!). Any advice for how I can still train or any ways of getting rid of this pain quick?

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    Mar 22, 2010 1:32 PM GMT
    Short term solution: just train lower body.

    But for anything more satisfactory, mate, you need to know what the problem is. Best to go to a physiotherapist who is experienced with working with athletes (and not the useless type who just says "don´t exercise"). The solution may well take the form of short term treatment (massage etc) and then longer term smarter training (if, eg, it´s due to a particular imbalance, weakness or stiffness). Short term go to the therapist, and maybe after find an experienced trainer who can educate you.

    I, btw, now swear by Rolfing to deal with all sorts of muscular pain...

    You should be able to find this in Manchester...
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    Mar 22, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidShort term solution: just train lower body.

    But for anything more satisfactory, mate, you need to know what the problem is. Best to go to a physiotherapist who is experienced with working with athletes (and not the useless type who just says "don´t exercise"). The solution may well take the form of short term treatment (massage etc) and then longer term smarter training (if, eg, it´s due to a particular imbalance, weakness or stiffness). Short term go to the therapist, and maybe after find an experienced trainer who can educate you.

    I, btw, now swear by Rolfing to deal with all sorts of muscular pain...

    You should be able to find this in Manchester...


    This is absolutely the right advice
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    Mar 22, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    See a physiotherapist and/or massage therapist who specializes in deep tissue massage.

    I recently started seeing a physiotherapist for an abdominal injury but she went so far as to correct problems in my hips and spine that I was unaware of. Highly recommend seeing one!

    And don't do any exercises that are continuing to cause pain until you do see someone. You could be exercising incorrectly or straining something.

    Good luck!
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    Mar 22, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    try massage trigger point therapy, so many trigger points get built up in the body and they arent necessarily found where the pain is, Much low back pain actually comes from extremely tight muscles in the butt and further up the back

    also you can ice the area as well, seems to work better than heat

    and dont do back if it hurts like that again, give it time to rest. Even other stuff you might do may involve the use of the back so take it easy overall on your workouts
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    Mar 22, 2010 7:29 PM GMT
    heat and cold. The western rationale is this: cold for the first 24 hours to decrease inflamation, next 24 heat followed by cold, thereafter heat to relax muscles. The hot then cold phase is optional.

    Find a decent sports therapist. Almost always pain in the back is caused from elsewhere, either by movement patterns or by referral. Some physios just deal with the local area (bad), others think more globally, but give lame solutions (I was correctly diagnosed as supinating which caused pretty much all the other problems I have elsewhere in the body. His solution: orthotics. Yes, but...

    Rolfing saw the same problem and has actually rebalanced the muscles of the feet and lower body so that I am now connecting the foot properly with the ground. This is self reinforcing. Orthotics is just a sticking plaster.

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    Jul 03, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    u could also do foam rolling over the shoulder as well . and i would highly recommend stretching as well

    also u can warm up the shoulder by doing these


    http://www2.massgeneral.org/sports/p...20shoulder.pdf


    ..I would always start with these as warm ups cause shoulders and knees are the worst to begin to get pain wtih

    these are a must do

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNilld58tks


    also if u can i would def up the fish oil if u dont take it already due to lubrication of the joints or buy Animal flex (cheaper on internet ) which helps with all joint issues


    hope this helps any more questions ask away or pm

    spence