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I do not have neck pain. The pain seemed to be spreading down my right arm (more in my armpit), which is what concerned me.
There seemed to be a numbing sensation creeping up along with the ache, but it never got numb.
Yes, I do work on computers and sit in a similar position for an entire workday.
It started I think Thursday evening. Got worse Friday, was really bad Saturday (which is when I took the Ibuprofane). It eased during the day, but got so bad Saturday night that I couldn't sleep, so I took Indomethacine Sunday, which seemed to help. Right now it almost seems normal, but I'm concerned that the medication is just masking a larger problem.
Thank you for such a quick reply. I will try your recommendations. My main concern is that while the pain has eased considerably, it still "feels" like it's spreading down my right side and swelling (although there is no visual swelling). It's just weird to be in that much pain and have no recollection of doing anything to have caused it. Again, there is almost no pain now although it still feels funny. Hopefully it will go away. If not, I'll take your suggestion and have it x-rayed. Thank you again!
Thank you again. I will definitely leave excellent feedback about you. You're responses have been very expedient and informative. I will also pay extra if you want, but I have one FINAL question...
I noticed that I may have used the wrong terminology in my description. I described it as stiffness when it was actually restriction of movement due to pain. It originally felt like a rotator cuff injury. It definitely didn't feel like a nerve. It was more like joint and/or muscle pain. Each day the mobility of my arm more and more limited until I couldn't scratch the back of my head.
I also probably should have mentioned that I've had gout before (which is why I keep Indomethacine on hand). I haven't had an episode in a while, but I do get random pain sometimes in other joints like the knee or elbow. So I'm wondering if this could be some form of arthritis where something had built up in the rotator cuff joint.
I'm really sorry I failed to mention this. Again, if it is not life threatening, I'd like to wait until I'm insured in February to be seen. Today it feels almost 100% normal (I can still feel a little discomfort if I swing my arm all the way back).
Please let me know if you need more money to answer this final question. Again, I will leave you excellent feedback and even recommend you if possible. I truly appreciate your time. Thanks again.
Thank you for following up. That's very impressive.
It's been over 2 weeks without an anti inflammatory and my shoulder feels almost completely normal. I still wonder what on earth could have caused such pain and immobility out of nowhere. I suspect some underlying problem, but hopefully it can for a few months until I get insurance and see a doctor.
Again, thanks for following up. I will definitely use and recommend you should I or anyone I know need any medical advice in the future. Thanks again.