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Hey Y'all,

I was wondering if you guys also suffer from pain experienced from the muscles that compensate for our weak muscles? My biceps muscles and tendons in the front of my shoulder and upper arm are very weak, but until now I have compensated by using my trapezius, triceps, scapulas etc however, this constant overuse of those muscles have caused me to have near constant pain in my upper back, shoulders, and neck. Today I have a major tension headache from the pain and tension. I am not one to sit down and take it easy, but have had to today. Usually I just go about with my day, and ignore the pain etc, as using the "back" of my shoulders and arms have worked just fine.

However, over the past couple of weeks things have become "heavier" and the pain has increased significantly. Do you have any tricks? Have any of you brought this up with your Dr's to see if there is anything that can be done? It is actually the only noticeable progression I have experienced in at least three years, so it is very hard to deal with!

Just wondering.


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