Saw my Dr. yesterday and had EMG done. Good news, only minor problems in wrist, no nerve problems with the shoulder. Bad news, I reached for something this am and now my shoulder hurts worse. Dr. wants me to continue doing pt, but I've been dealing with this now since July and am very tired of being in pain and being unable to do my normal activities. I am considering simply asking the Dr. about doing the surgery. I know I will need to do pt afterwards, and believe me, I'm willing to do the work!! Just really want to deal with the torn tendons and be able to continue on with my life. I have torn 2 tendons in my ankle before, and those did not heal without surgery. Also, as a Type ! diabetic, I simply don't heal quickly anyway. Anyone have any thoughts?View Thread
Early in July, I felt a extremly painful pulling in my shoulder and arm. It has happened several more times. Had a MRI, which shows a cuff tear. Saw a ortho doctor, but since the pain goes down into my bicep, he referred me to a rehap doctor. I have tried ice, ibuprofen, tylnol, melixicam, cymbalta, and celebrix, none of which have helped. It feels like someone is knifing my shoulder joint, and my bicep muscle has intense cramping. Also have pain on the front, top, and back of my shoulder. Have seen my pcp, and gone into walk-in clinics. Also called a nurse help line. Nurse told me if it gets too extreme, to go to the ER. However, that is very expensive, and I would feel bad about taking attention from people who really need it. Can't keep going like this!! Please, any ideas???View Thread
Thank you all for replying to me. Went to see an ortho specialist today. He thinks I may have something called brachial neuritis, which is inflammation or some kind of damage to nerves. I start physical therapy tomorrow, and go back to him for more tests on Oct. 30th.View Thread
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