I saw my masseuse, Travis, today. We worked on two problem areas that I have: a) I have lower back pain when standing, and b) I have shoulder pain when I reach for things in front of me – like putting away dishes, or retrieving a glove from the dashboard where I had it heating. (First snowflake of the season today!)
We worked a lot on my Coracobrachialis muscle – aka “Beer Drinking” muscle. An audio commentary of the session would have to include things like “[whimpering sounds]” and “[sobbing]”. I have been forbidden from doing any pull-ups.
I’ve been given a list of muscles to work out before I see him again, in order of priority:
- Lattimus Dorsi
- IT band stretching
The general idea is this: Due to years of sitting, I have built up certain muscles over others. Now that I am standing a lot more, some of my secondary muscles are having to take over for my unequal primary ones. They burn out faster, and thus – pain.
Time to go read up on ways to lengthen and strengthen the above.