Burning Pain under scar area 9 months post op!

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Topic Title: Burning Pain under scar area 9 months post op!
Created On: 10/06/2006 12:23 PM

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 11/25/2014 02:30 PM

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angelrobert

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I had surgery for shoulder dislocation around a year ago, still I feel the minor pain.

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 09/01/2008 07:30 AM

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swank

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I have the same kind of pain underneath my scars. My PT suspects adhesions from the scar tissue. I wouldn't think it would be nerve pain that close to the surface but you never know. I've had nerve pain before but it is a lot deeper in the joint.
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 07/22/2008 02:05 AM

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Rshoulder

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Sounds like nerve pain for sure. A pain specialist or neurologist can help diagnose the type and get you on some meds that will calm it down. Neurontin is a standard but there are many types of drugs that treat nerve pain. I've had a closed bankart repair with tons of nerve pain and have been through many trial and error nerve treatments for it. Good luck!
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 10/19/2006 05:33 PM

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mhill23

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Thanks for the reply Hannah1!I'm not sure what nerve pain would feel like-it doesn't sound fun...but I'm open to any ideas that might help aleviate things. Sometimes it feels like tightness or restriction to movement that causes some pain. The whole front of my shoulder is still sensitive to touch-only a little pressure causes pain. What does the Neurontin do? Is is a daily pill or do you take it only when you have pain? I'd like to have some ideas armed and ready when I go see my ortho again. (He thought I should see him again in Dec or Jan if I still had pain-and at this rate I don't see it going away any time soon!)Thanks!
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 10/15/2006 09:35 PM

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hannah1

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Hi Manid...so sorry to hear about all your discomfort. Do you think it may be nerve pain? I had surgery 10 mo ago for fx humerous. Had a partial replacement. Had alot of pain for the nerve pain from the injury. Started on Neurontin for the nerve pain and it helped me tremendously..Hannah1
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 10/06/2006 12:23 PM

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mhill23

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I'm 9 months post open Bankart revision (surgery #2) for instability and subluxation problems. I'm still having a fair amount of pain in general in the joint area-some associated with the biceps tendon area which was tightened A LOT during surgery. My concern is the stabbing, burning sensation directly under the scar area which extends into my armpit. To the touch that area is still very tender, but several times a day I get a severe burning pain as well. Massage sometimes helps ease that pain, sometimes I have to wait until it goes away. Laying on that side still doesn't feel right-in fact I had the odd sensation (that weird pain) that it was close to subluxing the other night. Does anyone have thoughts or ideas as to what this could be? I've spoken to my surgeon about it, but he would like to give it some more time to see if the pain clears up on its own. An MRI revealed "thick" tendons and such, but no visible damage--he said the only option would be to open it up and take a look. He is concerned that the pain is worse now than it was 3 months post-op.Any help would be greatly appreciated!Mandi
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