Ok Googlers. Questions for you all. Yesterday I was working pretty hard on the house. Nothing that really would be considered too hard or dangerous (that's what my husband did) but there was a lot of stretching and pulling and yanking- so upper body usage (pulled down walls and boards and paneling).
By the end of the evening I had developed a horrible pain in my upper left shoulder area. It felt so stiff i would equate it to being able to have the movements of someone in a full headgear back brace.
I spent some hot-cold time on it and relaxed in a hot shower, and I have a bit more movement back, but not much. Ibuprofen did nothing, and Tylenol extra strength did nothing. And I barely take these things so usually 400mg ibuprofen OR 500mg Tylenol will take care of any pain I have, at least long enough to sleep. But last night, 600mg ibuprofen did not even dent the pain. And 1000mg of Tylenol (about 3 hours later) was enough that I could sleep but any movement, still very painful.
Waking up this morning, still very painful and limited movements. The pain is localized to the upper left shoulder blade, radiates into the back of my head and down the middle of my back (only a little) and when I move, depending on which way, it will stretch across my back and down in a bit of a numbing sensation.
So here are my questions:
what did I do?
And how do I make it better?
Note: the pain originally started across both shoulders. After my hot-cold treatment and shower, my right side feels much better.
I have a lot more work to do on the house today and I can't do any lifting right now which puts a big damper on things.