I play college baseball and I'm a pitcher. Recently I injured my shoulder in the area between the collarbone and the rotator-cuff. If I could pin-point it better I would, but its mainly in that muscle right in between. Anyway, I've iced it..heated it, stretched it and basically have just tried everything to make the pain go away. I've continued to throw, thinking that's the best way to rehabilitate my arm, but its still hurting and want it to stop. Any answers on how to make the pain go away or what the problem might be? (And yes I did give it time to rest and heal itself, I took about 2 weeks off and once I threw again the pain came back.)
Your description is too vague to assume a specific diagnosis;however, going on the assumption that we're strictly dealing with a musculokeletal injury (i.e. Sprain/strain)... Frequent icing (every 2-3 hours) for 15-20 minute durations is going to be the best way to "conservatively" reduce the pain/inflammation. You may also want to consider taking an over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), e.g. Ibuprofen [Motrin, Advil], Naproxen [Alieve], to assist in decreasing the soft-tissue inflammation. (Keep in mind these NSAID's need to be taken with regularity, in order to build up in you system; and should not be taken on an empty stomach, as they can be irritating to the stomach lining). REST is vital for the healing process: "If your thumb is sore from striking it with a hammer, no amount of ice/medication/therapy/etc. Will make a difference, if you continue to strike your thumb with the hammer"