Within about three months, though, I began having weird shoulder and neck pain
(not forearm pain
, though), unrelated to any change in my life. The pain
was strange and difficult to characterize, and because I am female, over 50, and a gym rat, I was diagnosed with various kinds of muscle strain and osteoarthritis, and sent to physical therapy. Nothing helped. In fact, the pain became increasingly worse. It was not actually disabling, but it was constant.