Can Tendonitis Radiate To The Shoulder Blades?

by Celeste

Hi! I'm a 50 year old moderately active stay-at-home mom of 10. I first started developing tendonitis symptoms during pregnancies about 20 years ago, but after birth, the symptoms would disappear.

Within the past 2 years, the symptoms have again flared with a vengeance. The defining moment was lawn mowing. (We have a small lawn business with the kids.)

Whether push mowing, riding, or weedeating, both wrists ache with more severe pain on the right.

The 3rd and 4th finger often go numb, and on the right side, the thumb joint is sore and pain radiates into the forearm, upper arm right below the shoulder,shoulder,neck, and under the shoulder blade in the back. The pain is severe enough to interrupt sleep and cause gritting teeth.

Now it is constantly present with an increase in intensity when I use the computer, hold a book, drive the car, push a shopping cart, scrub, or doing any weight bearing exercise. (Obviously many of these are everyday activities.)

Wearing gloves or braces helps somewhat, but that benefit has also been wearing out.

If I were to try your program, is it likely that I would be able to continue lawns this summer?

If I continue to grit my teeth and bear it, will I cause permanent damage?

Can I protect my kids from having to deal with this? Would I need extra equipment to work your plan? What kind of time commitment is involved?

Thank you so much for your help.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Celeste.

Yes, pain can radiate to the shoulder blades. Or be from the area itself along with everything else you're experiencing.

It's a safe bet your posture plays a role in all this, with a forward neck, forward shoulder, possibly hunched posture. That's how it works for every human.

It can come from the too-tight Scalene muscles, or
the general unhappiness from long term postural stuff.

It sounds like your Symptoms of Tendonitis went away, but not your Tendonitis dynamic nor your Pain Causing Dynamic.

Will it be permanent if you grit your teeth and do nothing? Well, it will be permanent in the sense that if you don't reverse the process that got you here, it's not likely to go away.

How much time does my program take? It depends on how motivated you are. If you're willing to put a lot of time in, you'll get better and faster results.

Partly, the trick is finding the source of your pain/problem. I suspect there's some nutritional factors at play.

Do you need any special equipment? No.

How do you protect your kids? Teach them what you learn on Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook, and I'll send you the ebook Companion to the Carpal Tunnel DVD because you'll want to open up your neck/chest, teach them that too. (realistically, nobody is interested until they're in pain, so good luck with that:)

More questions, more answers.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Apr 10, 2010
by: Celeste

Thank you for your rapid response. I am willing to try this. Your comments made me wonder if a back handspring done in high school (I landed on my head) may also be playing a part. Thanks again!


Joshua Comments:

Hi Celeste.

Yep. Neck injury/whiplash can and does last, in one subtle or obvious form or other for decades and for life.

It's often a slow downward spiral of increasing tightness and pain/problem.

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