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I recently began suffering from a sharp pain in my left scapula near the thoracic spine. The pain occurs anytime I perform movements in the front rack position. Ex. Front squats, front rack lunges, weighted step ups. The pain is intense when coming up from the bottom of the front squats, pushing up from the bottom of the lunges and the start of the step ups. Additionally, for the first time today, I felt it while doing push presses. At one point it hurt enough to cause me to drop the bar. This has never happened to me before in the 2 years of doing crossfit. I’m sure it has something to do with shoulder mobility but I don’t know what to do to treat it or fix it. Would very much appreciate any help or suggestions!! Thanks!!
Does it still hurt? If there is pain you probably should see a clinician.
If it’s generally ok, have you tried rolling it out with a lacrosse ball? Put it on the sore spot, lay back on it gently, then move the arm around and overhead. Go upstream and downstream from there. Also go all around the scapula.
Note that I have a rib that likes to pop out, which fires up one thread of some muscle under my left scapula. Whenever I get it or back in, it feels a ton better. But it has a habit of popping out a lot now which sucks.