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Re: Bad Shoulder
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2018, 03:59:40 PM »
Yep, wife had second cortisone shot this morning, as she still had pain/discomfort at a abnormal level. But she does have movement!.  Doc said now that the shoulder had "calmed down", it was likely a small tear of the rotator cuff and another four weeks of self therapy should do it. Similar to what I think a lot of us have had, slight tears in the ACL, MCL, wherever, annoying but eventually better with care.

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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2018, 08:02:03 AM »
Got the cortisone injection yesterday around 5PM!

Doc said it was about half-and-half Cortisone and Novocain!

Got quite a bit of range of motion back, but not completely yet!

Doc gave me a couple of exercises to do a few times through the day!

His prognosis is "good, to complete recovery"!

I'm happy!   8)
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Re: Bad Shoulder
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2018, 05:56:34 PM »
Take care of it Chuck, that is one unhappy bursa!

On waiting to get an MRI. I've fooled the doc twice now, both shoulders he thought might have a small tear. First one was completely torn and retracted, this time a full tear, but I had learned my lesson and kinda insisted on the MRI. When you tear one you still have three tendons holding it, we can compensate for that pretty seamlessly. But the safety is gone. I fell on that torn out retracted one and with the one gone, tore out a second tendon, train wreck!

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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2018, 08:48:41 PM »
That was a bad wreck, Don!

We don't really need to get hurt like we sometimes hurt ourselves, mostly by doing things we shouldn't!

This shoulder is gaining more range of motion as time goes on!

So far, so good, just have to go easy with it for a while!
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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2018, 07:37:30 AM »
Improvements noticed this morning, I can now comb my hair "again" with my right hand, and I don't say ouch when putting on my shirt!   :)
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Re: Bad Shoulder
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2018, 11:14:27 AM »
Chuck, that's funny, same thing my wife said: I can comb my hair again!  And adding to the list everyday.

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« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2018, 07:34:13 AM »
Good, it all worked out for you.  8) 8)
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« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2018, 09:06:36 AM »
Absolutely, getting better every day, range of motion is almost back to normal!
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Re: Bad Shoulder
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2018, 04:44:46 PM »
Went in for 2-week followup Doc says the Rt shoulder is doing fine, I have full range of motion, just have to go easy when I get near max reach!

Then decided to get a shot of cortisone/novocane in the left shoulder!

The left had some of the same symptoms as the right, only not quite as bad!
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Re: Bad Shoulder
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2018, 05:31:52 PM »
Go easy on that stuff. It provides immediate relief which is why people hop on it but long term it actually tends to have the opposite effect. You're better off most of the time altering what you re doing that is causing the problem. Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory, most of us aren't inflamed, we're just wore out  :D

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Re: Bad Shoulder
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2018, 06:59:38 PM »
Yes, go easy on that cortisone. There have been some reports that some people have had tears after cortisone shots. Not sure if it's been verified but certainly is a good reason for caution.
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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2018, 03:52:54 PM »
I hurt a shoulder at work around 2008.  The dirtbag company doctor scheduled me for physical therapy under my private insurance and $80/wk copay without any diagnosis whatsoever, and this created years of hot potato.  I had tons of cortisone and it would buy me maybe 2 days then feel worse after.  Those shots hurt too boy!

  my insurance said no its a work injury, while1 workers comp (actually the company's self insured management corp, they were evil, dirty, ruthless people) said no you went to private practice so its a private injury.  Once you pay a cent of a work injury bill out of pocket workers comp slimeballs will do anything possible to deny your claim. So I had to sue the company and won.  It was early 2011 by that time and id worn out the other shoulder compensating throughout those years.  It was very demoralizing to get used up by my employer and have them think i should be thankful for the privelage.


The diagnosis was AC arthritis.  When the ortho surgeon (best around) got in there, it was actually a bunch of bone spurs under the shoulder plate that were sawing my bicep tendon, which is like a cord that operates your arm.  It runs through a tunnel under the scapula, thats where the spurs grew.  It was like a 30% tear, looked like a frayed cotton rope on the imagery i have.  They ground out the burs, sawed off the end of my scapula and i think of 4 ligaments that hold the shoulder together.  That was arm is now my strong one.  


Point is, the pain described sounds a lot like what i had. Overhead or outreached lifting was not possible for me but i had to do it every night for my job.  If its spurs tearing a tendon, the longer you let it go the more it tears up.  

Surgery hurt for a few weeks (with a brand new baby  and snow shoveling to juggle at that) but it was the best thing by far.   
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