I was diagnosed via MRI with a focal, partial-width, full-thickness tear of the distal most supraspinatus tendon, as well as tendinopathy of the supraspinatus and superior-most aspect of the subscapularis tendon near it's insertion. Also, there is a moderate amount of fluid seen within the acromioclavicular joint with irregularity and possible erosions of the adjacent distal clavicle and acromion.
Can someone tell me what this means, and what my next plan should be? I have an appointment for a steroid/lidocaine injection with my pain management doctor, but am not sure this will fix the problem. I have severe pain in the shoulder, and have virtually no use of my right arm.
WHAT??? I can barely move my arm, or didn't you read that? My pain management doctor has refused to do my injection due to the damage, and wants me to see an orthopedist. All I want to know is in simple English, what does this mean, and what should my next move be???View Thread
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