OMG - unusual injury 3 weeks before VLM

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Apr 2012
8:45pm, 1 Apr 2012
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Da Big Guy
Last long run today before VLM - 8 miles okay, then I develop a pain in my upper left arm, like a dead arm or if ever you did a lot of unusual throwing that "wrenches" your arm a bit. The long and shor tis I have to virtually carry my arm with the other arm for the next 12 miles. It was too painful to hold in the normal running position. 4 hours later it has barely eased.

It felt like a dislocation (but never had one so can't really say) and someone else said it might be a trapped nerve.

Any ideas? Anything I can do?
Apr 2012
9:06pm, 1 Apr 2012
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JohnnyO
Is it still numb?
Is it still weak?

Off to A/E.
Srsly
Apr 2012
9:09pm, 1 Apr 2012
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Devoted2Distance
Have you been doing any weights?

I ease off weights before long runs otherwise I get pain in my left shoulder.
Apr 2012
9:10pm, 1 Apr 2012
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Devoted2Distance
Also, check out The Shoulder Doc website online (I know it may not necessarily be your shoulder but all these things can be linked)
Hope you get it sorted :-)
Apr 2012
9:12pm, 1 Apr 2012
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Pestomum
JohnnyO's one of those doctor people. Off to A&E.
Apr 2012
9:15pm, 1 Apr 2012
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Stumpy
definitely A&E.
Apr 2012
9:19pm, 1 Apr 2012
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miss lippy
exactly the same happened to my OH yesterday for the first time but was ok within half an hour of finishing his race
Apr 2012
9:25pm, 1 Apr 2012
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JohnnyO
If it has all resolved, then yes, its a trapped nerve of some form, and it may never cause you a problem again.
If it hasn't, you have to get it checked out.
Apr 2012
9:33pm, 1 Apr 2012
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miss lippy
Cheers JohnnyO.

hope yours is ok DBG
Apr 2012
9:58pm, 1 Apr 2012
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Da Big Guy
Thanks all - For the record - 6 hours later no better. It's not VERY painful, but just enough to hurt when running. It's also middle of upper arm, not shoulder, though I appreciate these things can hurt away from the source of the pain.

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