I made a bad mistake during the summer of 2016. I was freeskiing in our public lake behind an inexperienced driver who turned sharply into me just as I was coming out of turn. I knew another boat was behind us, so if I dropped the handle I would lose all the good water that lay before us. I therefore tried to take the slack hit. Wow, what a mistake! I felt a pop, I even heard a pop, and some damage was done to the muscles between my right shoulder blade and spine (rhomboid? trapezius?). I was really sore and couldn't ski for a few weeks, but then the pain became low enough that I started skiing again and finished out the season. I figured it would get fully healed up over the winter.
However, I started feeling some pain in the same area once I started skiing again this past season. Some days I would hardly feel it and others it hurt quite a bit and I'd have to give it a few days rest. Now here I am at the end of the season and I've only skied once in the last two weeks. I skied three days ago and previously hadn't skied for over a week. But three days ago and I had a short set and had to quit because I was feeling a sharp pain in this back muscle I'd injured the previous year. It has continued to hurt and is still hurting today as I write this.
I was trying to find some advice online yesterday about how to treat this kind of issue and one site said if you hear a popping when the injury occurs you should see a doctor right away. Oops.
Has anyone else experienced this kind of injury (seems like it might be common in this sport)? What have you done about it? Did it ultimately heal up?