05-21-2010, 07:58 AM
Tried looking this up first, but didn't find anything. It feels like I either heavily strained or partially tore my lat muscle? At least I think that's the source of the pain. Unfortunately I don't have insurance at the moment, otherwise of course I'd see a doctor. In the meantime, I figured it wouldn't hurt to post something here and see if I get any responses. Surprisingly, the injury occurred during my warm-up: something I've been doing mostly the same for nearly 5 years now. I usually take 15 minutes or so and involve as many muscle groups as possible: part stuff I learned when I used to train at CF San Francisco, and part of the "crossfit warmup." I typically do 3 sets of 10 pull-ups somewhere in the warmup: strict, chest-to-bar type. On my first attempt, 3rd pull-up of the day and no more than 3 minutes into the warm-up, a very intense, sharp pain shot through my left lat. Approximately midway through my armpit, and about 1-2" back. I bypassed the wod in favor of rest and ice, and have iced 3x since (injury occurred about 20 hours ago). It seems to be a tiny bit better, but it's definitely injured. Arm extended in front and out to the side brings pain, especially when resistance is applied. I cook a lot and noticed that shaking a pan brings the most pain (no, I'm not using the injured side to cook, just sharing info that when I tried it, shaking a pan brought the most pain to that area). I'm bummed b/c my push-ups, presses, and pull-ups had just eclipsed a plateau and were getting much stronger, and now?... I'm back to resting. Sigh. Curious if anyone else out there has had a similar injury and what they did to heal it, how long it took, etc. Thanks for any thoughts/advice CF community!