View Full Version : Pain behind shoulder blade

November 15th, 2007, 10:56 AM
All of a sudden I get home from the pool last week and it feels like someone put a knife inside my right shoulder blade. Pain has still not gone away, despite backing off swimming (and using fins), ice, PT (which actually did help - stim & ulta), and stretching.

Has anyone had this before?

I have been swimming for a long time, had lots of various aches and pains, but this is a first!


November 15th, 2007, 02:00 PM
Yep. As I developed a weird twist in my swim technique to shift the load away from a semi-painful r/c, I ended up w/pain about where you describe. PT said it was infraspinatus.

GL on the shoulder rehab journey. I'm there too.

Reaching for aspirin now ...

November 15th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Sounds like a muscle pull. It should go away.

November 16th, 2007, 10:51 AM
Thanks for your comments.

After some stretching (and Advil), I am off to the pool (with my fins!).

My PT told me to ice right after......


PS - Your geographies are interesting to me. Although I now live in Iowa City, I was raised on LI (West Hempstead) and my older daughter is a UVA Double Hoo!

November 16th, 2007, 01:47 PM
If it's what I think it is, there's not a whole lot to do besides rest it a bit. I get it from stress.