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Knot on the back of head, neck stiffness. Had sinus drainage a few days ago. Knot due to sinus or excessive workout?

I have a knot in the back right side of my head at the joint of my neck and skull . My neck is stiff as well. I have been sick twice in the last 3 or 4 weeks. Most recently this past weekend with alot of drainage and fluid in my sinuses. I noticed the knot 2 days ago after leaving the gym where I did a series of shoulder workouts. I was curious if sinus drainage or maybe a strained muscle could be the cause of the knot and whether or not I should be concerned. Thanks, Blake
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The knot is likely related to the shoulder exercises that you were doing.It may indicate that one of the muscles is tense or in spasm.

Sinus disease would not causes any changes such as you are describing. It would normally be associated with post nasal drip, nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, facial pain.
Sinus disease would cause the drainage that you experiencing.

You can use a topical nasal spray and antihistamine to help with the post nasal drip.
If your shoulder is painful then you can use an anti inflammatory pain killer such as ibuprofen, cataflam.

I hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 8 Oct 2013
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