Is there any way to tell for sure if it did hit the nerve? Would this show up in an MRI or X-ray? If it did hit the nerve, will it heal and what is the treatment for that? Will this pain go away? Should I be going to my orthopedic surgeon for this? Thank you.View Thread
The flu shot I received was injected into my good arm. I was just comparing my pain from the flu shot with the rotator cuff pain I had in the bad arm. My rotator cuff (a 20% tear due to an impingement was diagnosed) feels just fine since receiving a cortisone shot and 16 visits of physical therapy. Could the injection have hit a nerve to cause this pain?
Because I work at a hospital, we must get the flu shot yearly. I have neverbefore had any adverse reactions to these shots. This year when I got the shot, it was very different. I feel that the nurse administering the shot injected it way too high and toward the back of my shoulder. When I was injected it hurt right from the start. The next day there was pain in my shoulder joint very similar to a rotator cuff tear. (I did have a rotator cuff tear in my other shoulder so I know how that feels as comparison and even the cortisone shot I received for that was not as painful as this flu shot injection). This pain has caused a reduced range of motion, I'm unable to sleep on that side, and have pain lifting up my arm. Even not using the shoulder can still feel pain. I have been taking Advil and trying simple physical therapy type exercises and icing shoulder, but still having this pain. It has already been 2 mos since I got the flu shot. Is this something serious I should be worried about? Will this ever go away? Would a cortisone shot make this pain stop? I just want to be free of pain. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.View Thread