It could mean you have bicep problems or you have tweaked a muscle in your arm or shoulder. If this is the case then you will need to rest it and make sure you do not apply any pressure to it. If you bend it or flex the muscle then you risk damaging it even further.
If the pain has not subsided after seven days then it is advisable you seek medical advice and consult your doctor. He may refer you to a specialist for tests or X-rays to see if you have not damaged anything.
It could also mean you may have nerve damage which is extremely painful. This means that you may have tendon issues and the nerves that help your arm and shoulder move has been affected. The tissues may be damaged so it is best to undergo an examination at your local medical facility. You should also not try to do any physical exercise which may exacerbate the problem such as tennis, soccer or golf as all these sports involve intense physical movements your shoulders and arms. If you work out in the gym and you are doing weights, this is also something you should take a break from until you feel better.
Your doctor may refer you to take painkillers or steroids for a short period in order to eradicate the problem but taking steroids on a permanent basis is certainly not advisable and will cause you more long term damage. You should also take the opportunity to book a number of massages to ease the joints and muscles if it is only surface deep. If you decide to do this then it may help in relieving the stress and pressure on your shoulders.
I'm having this exact same issue, out of nowhere it appeared! It's been 2 days, yesterday wasn't so bad, I could barely sleep because it hurt so much today.
It could be one of many shoulder problems. I suggest you see an orthopaedic surgeon as soon as possible and get a diagnosis. Don't start any kind of physical therapy until you have seen one
It's called frozen shoulder! I saw the ortho who sent me to the PT who diagnosed it. It comes out of nowhere and mine has been here for 8 months. I'm thinking about getting a mri and then be put to sleep so they can manipulate it.
I have something similar and went to my chiropractor.
He said that it was my first rib popping up and it sucks.
He pops it back in and I am okay for a day of two and then it hurts.
I you think you might have this I suggest seeing a chiropractor to get that done.
If you have bad posture it is REALLY likely that you have this!
I was injured in a car wreck 7 years ago and I messed up my left shoulder pretty bad, my doctor told me I had sprung it but soon afterwards I started to feel it pop when I raised it or stretched it over my head and sometimes when I raise it it pops really loud, so I'm just wondering what kind of injury I have and what can you do for it.
I have the EXACT! Same thing..
I have it over 8 months now.. I NEED ANSWERS ASAP!
Doctor is clueless...
It could either be a trapped nerve or frozen shoulder, best to see a doctor.
I have the same thing, I mean it even hurts to type, and drive and turn up the radio in my car. I have never really been hurt before.. My momma said she is gunna wait till next week and if its still bad she is taking me to a doctor.. Goodbye allstar cheerleading and dance:(
Frozen shoulder or impingement. I got surgery for this and the physical therapy was VERY painful. Then, 2 years later had to have my other shoulder done. It sucks