Dr visit, NHS is great we are so lucky in the UK
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I have had a niggly shoulder/arm pain for a few weeks and self diagnosed the problem and started doing exercises. The pain has been worse over the last couple of weeks and I have had more restricted movement.
To-day I am teaching to an evening group so not going into work till 1pm. With time on my hands I thought I would make a Dr appointment within the next couple of weeks but when I phoned they said I could be seen this morning and within 30mins I was in the surgery.
The young female Dr was bright cheerful and attentive.
She examined me and talked through symptoms carefully. Agreed with my diagnosis of inflammation of the rotator cuff in my shoulder.
She told me to keep going with my exercises no need to see physio but that I could be referred if I wanted.
Also gave me a prescription for a month of anti-inflammatory
and told me to take them for at least 2 weeks twice daily then cut back if pain improved if not possibility of a painkiller in the shoulder joint.
We are so lucky in the UK with our health service.