Hello I started work as a postman about seven moths ago and ever since carrying
some very heavy weight in a one strap bag on my right shoulder one late
afternoon doing overtime in cold and VERY rainy conditions I've had the
following problems for about three months:
Their seems to be a slight swelling or protusion on the horizontal line just
above my right shoulder blade roughly halfway between my shoulder and neck.
I've had pain in this spot which decreases somewhat with rest and returns when
strain is put on my arm eg: turning the steering wheel whilst driving or holding
something with weight at arms length.
The pain can radiate down either side of my bicep and up behind my right ear.
I've also had a slight corrisponding tingling or numbness in my fingers and the
top of my hand.
There is a hardish swollen feeling to the area just above the right collar bone
and the tendens in my neck on the right feel slightly more promenant and tighter
than on the left.
I have a softish swelling in the lower right side of my throat where it meets
the collar bone which seems to reduce sometimes but increases to the best of my
knowledge after pain builds in the spot above my shoulder blade. (This was one
of the first things I noticed and has caused me some concern) A few weeks ago a
lot of the glands in the right side of my neck were swollen as well, could this
recent swelling be fluid?
Also i've sometimes noticed a creaking or clunking sound in my shoulder joint
when I raise and lower my right arm.
I've been to my doctors practice a few times now and some said I might have
infection with regards to the glands a few weeks ago and just recently I've been
told to use analgesic cream on my shouder and that it was a muscle sprain. (I've
been using my other shoulder to carry weight since it first happend)
I feel like I still don't know what's really happend though or if the swelling
in my neck is definately connected as I've also been very tired lately and
feeling unwell at times.