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Results of shoulder MRI

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Well the MRI showed arthritic changes in the bone. My doctor gave me the name of a surgeon. My doctor's nurse called and said I'd like this surgeon. He is conservative and looks for other ways to help before surgery. It was good to hear that.


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GIRANIMAL 9/12/2013 12:15PM

    Sorry to hear about the arthritis (I have it in my spine and tailbone) but you're quite lucky to find a conservative surgeon! Keep us posted. emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 9/12/2013 8:59AM

    Good luck, I hope it works out ok!

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PRUPLEBEAR 9/12/2013 5:28AM


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ARTJAC 9/11/2013 7:11PM


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ALIHIKES 9/11/2013 10:43AM

    Best wishes to you. I have arthritis in several joints, I am doing gentle yoga and find that it helps.

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DS9KIE 9/11/2013 8:57AM

    ouch, I hope you don't need surgery

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IAMWINNING 9/11/2013 8:48AM

    emoticon Chris. I'm glad you found a dr who doesn't jump to surgery right off the bat. Sure, you may need it somewhere down the road, but PT often helps. Regardless of the route you need to take, I'm praying you'll find relief.

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IOEINC 9/11/2013 8:01AM

    I too would do surgery as a last resort. My hubby was having groin pain on his right side and had an MRI of his hip and his primary told him that it was age appropriate but if it kept bothering him he should see an orthopedist. When my husband saw the orthopedist (or I should say his physician's assistant) the first thing they suggested was a hip replacement!!! I had some of the orthopedists I work with look at his MRI and they all said that to not do surgery until his pain got worse. So far it only seems to bother him if he does a lot of walking.

Getting to be of a certain age (notice I did not say old) ain't for sissies!! emoticon

Have your doctor refer you to a physical therapist and after some therapy, they will give you a home exercise program to keep the shoulder limber!!

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!!


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FITMARY 9/11/2013 7:03AM

    They can do wonders with PT these days. I hope you can get some help!

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DANLIN60 9/11/2013 6:30AM

    I hope they find another solution instead of surgery. Prayers going out to you.



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FROSTY99 9/10/2013 9:47PM

    Praying that something will help be it PT or surgery- emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 9/10/2013 9:43PM


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DJ4HEALTH 9/10/2013 9:11PM

    hope that PT will work for you and you don't have to have surgery.

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PATRICIA441 9/10/2013 9:07PM

    I personally would do surgery as the very last resort. It causes scar tissue to form then more surgery is needed. Hopefully, physical therapy can help. Do not let the shoulder freeze up on you , It is beyond painful to get it moving again.Keeping you in prayer and sending healing hugs. Pat

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2HAMSDIET 9/10/2013 6:55PM

    My mother has the same problem with hers and now has some cream that helps so far.

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SANDRALEET 9/10/2013 6:39PM

    I remember they wanted to do a hysterectomy on me a different doctor said lets do this first It worked and I kept that doctor

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DSBRIDE 9/10/2013 5:31PM

    God Bless, I hope he can help you!

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MARITIMER3 9/10/2013 5:23PM

    I hope there are alternatives to surgery. Sounds like yoi've been referred to someone good. Take it easy in the meantime.

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MPETERSON2311 9/10/2013 5:16PM

    I'm glad you're one step closer to getting answers. Take care.

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JSAMMONS1981 9/10/2013 4:50PM

    hope all goes well for you

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