46 days later. Nerve damage from severe cramping due to muscle strain in rhomboids.
( located along side the spine under traps connecting the scapula to spine) Therapist can feel knots.
Physical therapy. expect another four weeks to be feeling normal. Very very painful experience. numb feeling in fingers and pain in hand,
throbbing arm, feeling of broken wrist, burning forearm, hatchet strike to tricep one inch from elbow, pain in front deltoid, fluid built up on lat under arm/
happens now when tired or moving arm too much. Unable to lie flat on my back. Rapid healing has begun, no more heavy spasms after three weeks they have come and gone but now more or less gone, arm still fragile, very little loss of movement only severe pain, not from breathing but in elbow and throbbing arm when coughing or sneezing. Often feels like silly bone has been hit from a sharp pain to a dull ache
Ignored this and tried to shake off injury for first
week....should not have done that. spasms caused irritation to nerves. Immobilized it for 10 days then was able to go to therapy.
Suggest people look to control and isometric movements on video of Okinawans not
throwing with too much speed and power without a bag, snapping arm like a wet towel will cause this.
Believe the damage was done tensing at stop of strike, protecting the joints but straining the rhomboids.
Benefit from kata practice comes just as well from slow coordinated movement rather than power even if that is fun and impressive.
Benefit is in the repetition and coordination not the power. Live and learn, tough to get old but if you plan to get old you gotta be tough