I ride a hybrid cycle to/from work each day (10 km / 6 US miles each way).
The handle bars are flat, and I ride with my thumbs gripped around the handle and 2 fingers close to or over the brakes (I feel safer).
Last year I rode every weekday without problems, but this year I am getting some pain in my front shoulder muscle on my right side.
I was doing 20 chinups and 50 pushups each day, so I cut these out for a while to see if it would help. I'm still cycling and still getting the pain. It hurts most when I sleep at night (I am a side sleeper) and when I wake up I feel the pain in a small area (front deltoid).
I am wondering if other people had similar pain and any suggestions?
Perhaps riding with my seat higher, or riding a racing bike would help, or even those little "verticle handles" that can be attached on very the end of my handle bars pointing upwards.
Maybe my muscle development was assymetric with all the exercises that hit the front (cycling, pushups) without balancing exercises for the back?
I'm 39, 6 foot / 86 kg and in otherwise very good physical shape.
Thanks for any tips / advice
PS. I'm a computer programmer by trade and use my right arm often during the day with the mouse.