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    shoulder / tricep pain after bowling
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    jloyko posted:
    Jan 2009 I had right bicep tendon repaired surgically, and 6 months of PT. Began playing Racquetball in Fall 2009, with no issues. One month ago i went bowling (first real strength test outside of PT). Now I have major pain in the tricep, and back of the shoulder, and some movements of the arm are difficult. Not always, but enough that it is a problem. When i sleep on my back, the arm resting on the bed, the pain increases. Sleeping on the side of the bad shoulder also increases the pain. Any thoughts before i call my orthopedist?
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    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    I think your orthopedist is the right person to give you some insight based on your history.
     
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    Blake Boggess, DO replied to Louise_WebMD_Staff's response:
    I agree. Your orthopedist will need to do a physical examination and probably some radiographic imaging.
     
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    jloyko replied to Blake Boggess, DO's response:
    Thanks for the help. I have already made an appointment, but it is 3 weeks away. So far, Ice and ibuprofen help a little. During the day the shoulder loosens up, only to be painful again in the morning.
     
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    All_is_One responded:
    Make sure before doing strenuous activity in any muscle area to first do light warmup, then stretch. Doing this will minimize the chances of doing harm to the joints, muscle, or connective tissue. Make sure to stretch again after doing the activity at hand.


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