Monday, June 09, 2014
As many of you know I hurt my shoulder a couple of weeks ago. I thought I had just strained some muscles with exercises. I continued with some stretching and eased off the shoulder, bicep and triceps exercises. Pain got worse, starts having numbness in arm and pain became constant. Heat, ice, anti-inflammatory meds did not help. Finally got into see Dr. this morning. At first she thought it might be my neck causing the problems but then decided it may be another problem with my rotator cuff (had a total rotator cuff blowout with repair 3 years ago). Lateral movement is very minimal, as is lifting my arm up to my head. I can lift arm out forward and up in front of head but not above my head. After a long discussion we decided on a muscle relaxant and anti-inflammatory drugs for 2 weeks and if not better will have MRI of shoulder and possibly neck. She gave me a pain shot in the office and a prescription for hydrocodone at home. She also said no shoulder/ arm exercises for 2 wks. So I am going to be limited in my exercises for awhile. All I know is I hope the pain goes away soon. I do not do pain well and I am a very impatient person. But at least I can still walk and I will do different routines for 2 weeks. I can do this. I have had this rotator problem before.