Shoulder Pain for over 5 years

Topic Title: Shoulder Pain for over 5 years
Created On: 11/03/2010 12:21 AM

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 06/20/2016 02:32 PM

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 Hello there my friend!

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 10/29/2015 06:37 AM

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Do not take the accident to be mild. Consult your OS before the condition worsens. 

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 02/09/2015 03:35 PM

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 Don't waste teh tiem and run for teh solution because the accident is not a small incident that you should not bother because you cannot overlook your injusry. Don't make it severe and visit your orthopedic surgeon for the shoulder pain treatment as soon as possible.

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 07/05/2012 04:29 PM

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I so, feel your pain. I had a not so mild motorcycle accident and destroyed my left shoulder. Do your research on doctors, don't be pushed around or into something. Surgery will hurt like hell and you will think you've made a mistake before it starts to heal. The more it hurts now the more damage you're causing, if you get it fixed at least you're hurting to get better. You're obviously not an idiot, you are looking on forums for answers, don't let the docs treat you like one. I wish you a speedy recovery and stay away from murdercycles.
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 05/29/2012 01:23 AM

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Really felt it knowing about your situation!
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 01/21/2012 11:12 AM

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 11/04/2010 07:47 AM

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Chris, you could have a series of issues starting with Shoulder instability (stretched capsule, torn labrum or damaged bicep tendon) and progressing to (both AC Joint and Cuff) Impingement/Rotator Cuff inflammation or partial tear and finally Osteo Arthritis.

The truth is, the only way to find out is by going through a battery of tests with a specialist. I'd see a shoulder specialist and start there, telling him it's hurt your ability to work and you are concerned and need to get it resolved.

He or she should put you through a pretty comprehensive physical exam, followed by an MRI (possible Arthrogram) or CT Scan if they thing OA is your major problem.

Good luck.
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 11/03/2010 12:21 AM

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It started with a very mild motorcycle accident. I say very mild because it was my first time on a bike and i barely made it 300 feet before i laid it down. My right hand got caught on the brake and it pulled my arm accross my chest. The pain started very mild and inconsistent. I was told i had bursitis and that with OTC Meds and mild workouts the issue would pretty much be resolved. Well that didnt work. I then had a mri. Which indicated that i had tore the ligament/tendon (not sure which as it was years ago) connecting my bicep to my shoulder. Again was told OTC Meds and mild workouts would resolve teh issue. It didn't work. I saw a shoulder specialist (surgeon) Who said he could go in and fix the issue, but that i would probably lose more than what i've lost now as far as overall strength and movement. (i have a high pain tolerance so just because it hurts doesnt mean im not going to give it my all) My Pcp has drained my shoulder 3 times and each time was given a cortisol shot. It relieved the immediate pain (other than the stiffness from the draining and the shot that was to be expected) I am a welder by trade and the past month has been the first time it has EVER effected my work. I've noticed an increase in weakness. I have shoulder pain whenever weight/tension/any stress is put on my arm in any postions other than directly out in front of me at no more than a 45 Degree up from my stomach and no morethan around 20 degrees up from my side. My shoulder aches if i lift my arm above my head. When attempting to do a shoulder press (machine or otherwise) My left arm handles 40lbs easily by it self with little to no issue. When i use both arms or just my right arm i cannot life more than 10lbs and even 10lbs causes my shoulder to ache in 10 reps or less. And the pain when ever it begins takes awhile to subside. (sometimes less than an hour other times greater than 4 hours) I have left work 4 times in the past 4 weeks due to shoulder pain. And just the inability to perform my daily work. It has come to a point that i am more willing to say to h*** with it and just cut the arm off than live with the pain. Now that you know the details heres what i am looking for

I need to know what to ask. What to say. And what to demand. I know that i have reached the point where something must be done. I have an appt for next monday and i have already arranged for the possibility to be off of work and on short term disability if needed. (trying to have my ducks in a row due to my family) Am i looking at possible surgery? If so how long will i be out? I know some of these questions you might not answer but my job literally depends on my ability to recover from this injury in a relatively timely manner. And something to add. It's never been dislocated/separated to my knowledge. (pretty sure i would have noticed haha)

edit- Forgot to mention that my shoulder pops when i move it. Especially when i haven't moved it in a while. (mainly in the morning but also during long movies etc.) The popping feels deep if that makes sense.

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