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Pain in lower neck between trapezoids from shrugging. What should I do?

Pain in lower neck between trapezoids from shrugging. What should I do?

Take a break ....: Stop shrugging for a week and then restart at an appreciably lower weight. Same number of reps. You should not have pain. Work up slowly. Muscular pain after weight that last for than two days suggest strain. Don't over do it! ...Read more

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My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

YES: Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get evaluated at a higher vol bariatric program for best treatment options. ...Read more

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The tissue or muscle at the top of my shoulders by the trapezoid is loose and swelling. What could this be? I have neck and back problems...

The tissue or muscle at the top of my shoulders by the trapezoid is loose and swelling. What could this be? I have neck and back problems...

Proximal muscles: Are you having pain lifting your arms above your shoulders... Any stiffness. See your physician as it could strictly be orthopedic in nature but could also be rheumatological. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump on my left hand, i think it's the trapezoid bone. It hurts to touch & when i flex my wrist down. No known injury/incident ?

I have a painful bump on my left hand, i think it's the trapezoid bone. It  hurts to touch & when i flex my wrist down. No known injury/incident ?

See doctor: Unsure how u know its your trapezoid bone... If it's painful see orthopedic surgeon(ors).He can diagnose and direct treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have a trapped nerve? I am having increasing discomfort in my neck, head, shoulder/trapezoidal muscles and down my arm to my fingers. Help!

I think I have a trapped nerve? I am having increasing discomfort in my neck, head, shoulder/trapezoidal muscles and down my arm to my fingers. Help!

Nerve impingement: You may be. try heat to the area (not too hot) and that may allow some relief with vasodilation of the area and less "pinching" on the nerve. Anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication can help too. See a doc for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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