I don’t know the cause, but I am beset with a debilitating pain in my right shoulder, I can’t find relief in any position. It is a strong, constant ache that becomes sharp with attempted use. I can’t imagine where it is coming from, though I have felt right in between my scapula. It feels like a strain of some sort My neck and left arm are unaffected.
We took off this day to allow time to heal. I discovered that Ibuprofen works to knock down the pain, but the root cause hasn’t diminished at all today or into the night. I feel a little guilty/ashamed/exposed that I didn’t do more upper body training, though I can’t recall ever experiencing this sort of injury in prior cycling trips.
I am planning to ride tomorrow, and will take it extra easy. It is an easier route tomorrow (thank goodness). Maybe I can ride the rumble strips for a gentle massage along the way.