I’ve never had to do this before, but a week ago I lifted something heavy while cleaning :smack: , and have been in pain ever since, especially if I try to lift anything heavier than a can of soup, or if I reach up to try to close a window, adjust the car mirror, change into or out of a tank top or tee shirt, etc. I can’t sleep much at night for all the discomfort.
I don’t know what the muscle/area is called, but if you put your left hand on the right side of your upper chest (as if doing a flag salute in reverse), then move your fingers up just a couple inches so they’re near the shoulder, that’s where it’s really sore and swollen and tender.
I got a prescription for therapy and spent more than an hour at a half at my first session today. They did the assessment, electrical stimulation (feels really weird but is tolerable) and moist heat, use of sound (?) and a cream, then some cold, then some exercises which I must continue at home.
I’m going back tomorrow and then we’ll see where it goes from there.
I will have to put a pillow under my arm tonight after using a cold pack and then try some Aleve, since ibuprofen gives me nosebleeds and Tylenol isn’t anti inflammatory.
Have you had the P.T. experience? How long did you have to go, and why?
Was it helpful to you?
The adventure will continue…