Pain Behind Shoulder

7 messages
05/10/2002 at 16:19
I've just started running within the last three weeks and have found a pain behind the left shoulder which seems to come & go, usually in a change of effort or when I start a run. My instinct tells me that its a breathing related problem. But then again my instinct told me that England would beat Brazil! Anyone got any suggestions?
The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/10/2002 at 16:46
I occasionally get a sticth like pain in my right shoulder ... is this the same? I tend to work through it then it goes. I've been running for 12 weeks!
05/10/2002 at 22:08
Could be due to tension in the muscles.
Try to "run loose" - don't hunch your shoulders, keep your arms relaxed and don't clench your fists - the tension from this goes right up the arms.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/10/2002 at 22:58
how did you know I clench my fists? and I'm a typical "sit at PC and slouch all day person"?
Sounds like that could be my problem!
Cheers Cornish!
07/10/2002 at 19:12
Hey,
You may have hit on something there. I too sit at PC all day and spend first 15mins with clenched fists just waiting for a smart ar*ed remark from an eight year old........ but that doesn't explain why it happens later on in the run when i'm a bit more chilled out. Anyway thanks for the reply Cornish.I will try to relax.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2002 at 20:25
cheers cornish ... went for a short 3k today with relaxed hands and felt goooooooood!
07/10/2002 at 22:53
Remember - it's not just the hands, but the arms and shoulders that you need to keep relaxed.
I used to suffer from terribly stiff shoulders / neck after races and put that down to tension when running hard.

Glad it seems to be working.

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