I’m going to ask my physical therapist about this tomorrow, and probably go to the doctor Tuesday if they can see me, but in the mean time, tell me if my hypothesis is totally insane.
I seem to have pulled a muscle in my right side - I have pain there that gets worse when I move in particular ways, and ibuprofen seems to help my symptoms. (I don’t know what I did specifically, but I was going down the water slide with my five year old for the better part of an hour, not the type of activity I normally do.)
So the weird thing - the skin on the right side of my torso has been having various weird sensations - tingling, prickling, itching, and feeling like a mild sunburn. There’s no visible problem with the skin, and it wasn’t exposed to the sun. It wasn’t exposed to any substance or material that the rest of me wasn’t exposed to. It is very clearly confined to the right side. I think it seems to get better when I take ibuprofen, but it’s kind of hard to tell because the sensations happen randomly.
So my guess is inflammation from my injury is pressing on a nerve and creating weird phantom sensations. Is this feasible?