- Nov 25, 2012
It's likely a muscle and fixable if you know what to do and it isn't some difficult muscle like the quadratus lumborum.When I was 28 or 29 I was scraping thin ice off my windshield. Something happened between my shoulder blades and I couldn't turn my neck to back out of the parking lots. It hurt for weeks.
3 years ago I picked up my clothes basket and hurt something in my lower back. That night my knee started hurting just as bad. The pain was so bad I had to pull a chair over and take breaks when I made my coffee in the morning. I literally changed my sleep position because of that incident.
Some DIY trigger point therapy can help. It's simple to describe. Apply pressure to an tense muscle at a tender point with something like a thumb, finger, ball, etc. As the pressure is apply, the muscle can react, sometimes violently, and releases its tension.