Say it ain't so. Go see someone about that, asap. Hopefully it is just a trapped nerve that will work its way free, or some sort muscle spasm that needs to relax. Good luck
Having some experience with this, I found you might sleep better if you cuddle a pillow (or teddy bear) under your bad arm. Lessens the strain on the rotator cuff. Good luck!
So, I got in to see a doctor, and apparently I have a frozen shoulder. Permission to try and push through the pain into a wider range of motion, and prescription for much more ibuprofen than I'd been taking. I gather the frozenness is related to inflammation.
The doctor wanted to get me in to a sports medicine person for a cortisone shot. Hopefully this clears up by then. Luckily, even if it doesn't, the shot will be prior to ski-o champs, so I'll be able to ski to set controls no matter what.
Will try the teddy bear/Eddy bear.
Great news that it isn't the rotator cuff, bad news about more pain. Lots of yoghurt and less coffee to combat the effects of the additional vitamin-I on your stomach, but you probably know that already. Hope it clears up quickly.
Not sure the Eddy bear will help. Perhaps too big....;-)
...and certainly glad you'll still be setting controls!
Ouch. I pruned my suprascapular nerve at some point, it seems. One symptom was not being able to lift my elbow above (and barely to) shoulder height unaided.
About a week into it, I had brutal pain in my upper arm. In hindsight I suspect this was because I pulled a compensating muscle, but who knows.
Eventually the nerve grew back and physio got stuff working again, but it was a long process.
Different from frozen shoulder anyway...
I hope it repairs itself soon!
I may have what Neil had, or maybe rotator cuff: the upper arm pain really is brutal when I raise my elbow to the side.
I hope the warmer weather helps you unfreeze, Alex!
I know so many women who have had frozen shoulder. I had this on both sides. Left side took a long tine to get better; right side was faster because I had to use my right arm. So my suggestion is to do gentle movement to try to loosen things up.
Good luck. This can be sooo painful.