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Lateral deltoid pain when running (Read 958 times)


A Saucy Wench

    Seriously, my shoulders are quite often my limiter in long runs now and I can not figure this out. I've never had this happen before.

     

    It isnt at all into the  trapezius which is more normal if you are hunching or shrugging up on the shoulders. Which I'm not.  I've checked repeatedly. 

     

    It starts as an ache at the top of the lateral deltoid , is concentrated on the shoulder cap, and then travels down the outside of both arms to the lower insertion point of the lateral deltoid.   Gradually building in intensity until I cant run any more.  There is no stretch or shaking out of the delt that seems to help.  It eventually becomes something more similar to a charley horse in feel (cramping more than fatigue) and goes away completely about 20-30 minutes post run. 

     

    Although there is general shoulder achiness, I really dont feel it in the anterior or posterior delt,

     

    It's even in both sides

     

    It doesnt matter whether I have lifted recently or not.

     

    I'm guessing maybe my arms are flying out more?  Maybe?  I cant think why I would have a dramatic change in running form recently.   But then when the pain starts I try all kinds of things with my arms and nothing relieves it.  Except stopping.   And I would think if I was doing involuntary delt raises I would have muscle soreness or fatigue post run.  And I dont.

     

    WTF?

     

    - possibly related?  I've had problems for years with my hands falling asleep if I am not sleeping flat on my back with my hands on my abdomen (yes that specific).  Both hands will fall asleep extremely quickly if I do anything like raise an arm over my head while sleeping or sleep on my side.   This has gotten much worse in the past couple weeks. 

    I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

     

    "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


    just a simple cat

      Does it hurt when you roll over in bed?

       

      If so, I'm thinking rotator cuff...

       

      I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house


      A Saucy Wench

        Does it hurt when you roll over in bed?

         

        If so, I'm thinking rotator cuff...

         No, I have no pain in my shoulders at other times.  I lift pretty heavy and no pain in any of the shoulder movements.   Plus it is even in both sides.  (I do have some occasional pain in my left shoulder at the insertion of the long head of the bicep from my car accident but that is specific and tendon pinpoint)   I thought maybe just residual pain from lifting but it was no better after laying off the weights.   It is definitely more "burning/cramping" feeling than "something is injured" feeling.

        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

         

        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


        325th place or bust!

          Are you packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights?  That could tire out your arms.

          PR: 5K 22:41, 10K 51:05, HM 1:59, Sprint Tri: done!


          A Saucy Wench

            Are you packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights?  That could tire out your arms.

             But what will I do about the coyotes?

            I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

             

            "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

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              Are you packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights?  That could tire out your arms.

               

              I thought this was declared a wuss puss gun.  Would it really tire you out?

               

                For reasons having to do with nerve structure that are beyond my pay grade, the pain of a side stitch can get referred to the shoulder area.

                 

                So, strangely enough, this may have more to do with a diaphragm spasm, and you would treat it as you would a regular old side stitch.