Since I was a teenager, I have had problems with my shoukder popping ut briefly. I would experience intense pain when this happened but it didn`t last.
At the beginning of March, I fell and dislocated my shoukder. I managed to get it back in on my own. For the next 2.5 weeks, the pain was so excrutiating, that I was incapacitated. My shoulder popped out a coiple of times but went back in. X rays didn't show anything. I have not had an MRI. The hospital gave me a traditional sling, like the kind for a broken arm. However,after wearing it for even a short perioed of timewasso painful, that it felt like my arm actually was broken.
I still cannot raise my arm more than halfway. I CANNOT move my armacrossmy body. When I try, my arm hangs awkwardly. I still have a lot of pain, especially in my upper arm. An orthopedic doc gave me exercises but the pain got so much worse I had to stop, and, the pendulum swing exeercise made my shoulder pop out. When I do dangle my arm like that, it just doesn't feel right. Despite the x rays, I still wonder if my shoulder is in place properly. I haven't been able to get an MRI due to other medical issues andI'm very concerned that I will never have full use of my dominant arm again.
This was the first time I dislocated my shoulder but from what I've read, this isn't normal. The doctor has me terrified about frozen shoulder but the more I try to use my arm, the worse the pain gets. What is really frustrating is not being able to move my arm across my body. Doing simple, everyday tasks is impossible.
Does this sound like what anybody else has experienced?