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Awful shoulder pain

Jan 06, 2016 7:03 PM

I found out my shoulder was misplaced for some time a couple of months ago and had to get it out back in. On Boxing Day I out a coat on and had intense pain and now it's getting worse! I've taken all my painkillers and tried heat pads and support but nothing is working and it's really hard to sleep. I can't get a doctors appointment till Monday. I don't think it's dislocated again but something is defiantly wrong 😢 no idea what to do with myself

Jan 07, 2016 8:30 AM

Icepacks, immobilize it, anti-inflammatory meds. Have no idea what it is....but this is what I have had to do for my shoulder pain years ago.

Jan 07, 2016 10:49 AM

Physical therapy to strengthen and stabilize so that hopefully it doesn't happen again

Jan 07, 2016 10:51 AM

Long term anyway. For now definitely do as Terri says.

Jan 07, 2016 3:13 PM

I also had it started on than othe now down front of chest..epson bath hot and cold therapy there is new epson with menthol in it ahhhhhhh helps some!

Jan 07, 2016 11:12 PM

Have you been checked for a rotator cuff injury hun? I have it in my right shoulder but after a steriod injection it seemed to help for a little while but has sadly flared back up as I haven't had the physiotherapy to strengthen and give full mobility back. The main thing I meant to say is I was told by the doc that once you have a tear in one shoulder it isn't uncommon to get one in the oppersite one.
Right heres the interrogation lol 😏
Is your pain worse when you try to raise your arm out to the side? (As if your trying to fly)
Is it coming down your upper arm?
Is it worse if you lift your arm in front of you palm up thumbs out?
Is it worse when attempting to reach backwards?
Is it coming into your chest near the collar bone? And does it hurt when you breath in?
If your arm is hanging down unsupported by your side whilst upright does it feel like its gonna rip off?
Does the joint have a popping or grinding sound or feeling when moving?
Is it worse if you bend your elbow so your at a 90 degree s and then push it gently across your body then raise it in that position , does it click,pop,grind etc ?.
If so use ice not heat, put arm in a sling for 24 hours see doc, do not be tempted to immobilize the shoulder for too long else it can lead to a frozen shoulder, go see your doctor...your doc should advise if the answervis yes to the above, If not on meds take some anti inflammatries.
Hope this helps hun and hope its sorted soon for you. 🌼

Jan 10, 2016 6:53 PM

I went to physio because it was clicking funny and quite sore and she said that was normal and just bones running together. Then I went to see a chiropractor and he said my shoulder was out... So got very little faith in them now. Going to the doctors tomorrow, pain is just getting worse by the day and none of my pain killers are even touching the pain 😢 Yeah it's really bad when I do quite a few of those things Cnan, I'll mention tomorrow about those things! Sometimes it's a struggle to explain these things to doctors, I have major anxiety about going to see them because of experiences for the past... Haven't always been very nice and just thought I was a hypercondriacted and blamed everything on anxiety. Keep saying a 20 year old shouldn't suffer such pain :(

Jan 10, 2016 6:57 PM

Omg cnan that is everything thar happens with me they said conchohondritis wow

Jan 10, 2016 7:04 PM

And did go to opposite side wow you know more than my drs lol youre hired!

Jan 10, 2016 7:23 PM

Sometimes Drs have to know so much they miss stuff! Sometimes better to do your own research and become your own expert

Jan 10, 2016 7:25 PM

Absolutely fibro just been suffering three years from same thing no help drs and sometimes research scary!

Jan 10, 2016 7:31 PM

I just feel there is nothing they can do, luckily I feel like I'm not too bad most of the time pain wise, it's more the other symptoms that have major impact, but they just ply me with painkillers and expect it to help. Even though they just knock me out

Jan 10, 2016 7:34 PM

Yes they i think at least on me make it worse!

Jan 10, 2016 7:52 PM

Tonight I've taken tramadol, gabapentine, cocodamol and ibeprofen and it's done nothing :( they just keep adding more rather than looking into what's causing it

Jan 10, 2016 8:10 PM

Feel better ive gone natural all the way I was so much worse getting addicted and in a shell! Than i said what would happen if i tried natural lol not much difference but just didnt name a difference so i said wellll bring on the vitamins and ill try

Jan 10, 2016 8:12 PM

That's my biggest fear of getting addicted to pain killers... I had a come down off of tramadol a few weeks ago and it was awful!

Jan 10, 2016 8:14 PM

I agree i was on tramadol it also stopped in begining than stopped im sure you will do fine remember mind over matter!

Jan 10, 2016 8:36 PM

I really don't what to have to use anything stronger, at the moment I feel I need a Sleeping tablet over pain killers...

Jan 11, 2016 10:22 AM

Went to the doctors and they've just given me anti inflammatorys, didn't even look at my shoulder :( also been given mitazapine to try help me sleep. I've made an appintment with my chiropractor so hopefully he can help put it in place!

Jan 11, 2016 10:22 AM

Thats crap thats why i get so frustrated!!!!!!!!#!

Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM

I know, I came home and just went to bed, shoulder is still getting worse but apparently because I can move it there's nothing they can do... It's so infuriating!

Jan 20, 2016 6:01 PM

Hi fibro, I Smashed my shoulder up quite bad 16 years ago and never been right since. try to see a specialist in shoulders and write down what the problems you are having, its easier I have found now for them to read your symptoms than you telling them. hope they sort it out for you. I can't remember half the things I need to tell my Dr or surgeon now so my wife writes it all down. Both my hips have gone a bit wrong pelvis is at the wrong angle along with a few other problems. Now with pain management ,I was on gabapentin too 3600 mg a day for nearly a year with tramadol, napraxon ( this an anti- inflammatory instead of ibuprofen) , pregabalin same as gabapentin less side affect and much better 300 mg a day of these bonus ,amitriptyline for sleep few other bits but thats the main only been on here a few days now but reading some post you are all really supportive you all need a medal I'm in England where are the rest of you hiding out take care bless you all

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