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Bone pain in shoulder and arm

Apr 09, 2016 5:00 PM

Achingarm, I am so disturbed that you are hurting so bad all the time. I am not sure that can help you as I have trouble with trying to manage my severe nerve pain. All I can do is listen & tell you what methods I use for arthritis pain. Hot and cold packs, ibuprofen & acetaminophen alternately, a sling to immobilize the joint, various rubs Icy hot, capsaicin, DMSO. I also try to gently exercise the joint to make it stronger. In the past I have had deep injections at shoulder joints. This may not work for you, but I try to project my mind into something that is not pain. Dig deep, deeply breathe, only think of that one thing That makes me stronger than my pain.
Recently I purchased turmeric to mix with DMSO in a poultice, but I have yet to try it. I will be thinking of you & hoping you can find the help you need for you pain.

Apr 10, 2016 5:05 PM

Oh thank you so much for your comforting words and yes I have heard of turmeric possable helping. I think I will give it a shot thank you. Also my pain seems to be INSIDE my bone witch is why I'm confused about whether or not it is arthritis Related. I worry about cancer being a possable reason as I also have lost 124 pounds in 12 months with ought trying whatsoever though I love the weight loss I would rather be healthy then thin if it meant cancer. But yes ty so much for responding. Lorraine.

Apr 10, 2016 6:40 PM

Have you had any blood work done? I have a blood disorder and everytime my platelets get too high my bones hurt inside. I have: idiopathic essential thrombocytosis, whew that's a mouthful.

Apr 11, 2016 10:16 AM

Achingarm247, is it possibly you have an impinged shoulder joint? I have OA in many joints, but once I had severe pain going down into the bone. When the doc did an x-ray he dx impingement and I went through PT. Just a thought. Hugs & prayers you'll find relief spoon! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Apr 12, 2016 11:52 AM

Will have to have that checked. Thank you and also. Yes blood work showed very low platelets. Have appointment next week and going to demand more testing.

Apr 12, 2016 11:58 AM

I just woke up at noon time because I was awake crying the entire night with the pain now moved down shoulder bone all the way to the inside bones in forearm. This was the first time for pain below the elbow I mean it's God freaking awfully from the elbow up but I guess I have forced myself to tolerate it all these months. But with the pain now going down the inside part of forearm bone I think I was borderline shock from the pain all night. Finally at 630 am I got SOME1 to go store and get my ibuprofen and slept a few hours. But thank you all very much

Apr 12, 2016 11:59 AM

Ps. Have not slept in a bed in about 7 months. I have to sleep sitting in a living room chair. I can't risk sleeping on the arm or shoulder

Apr 12, 2016 2:42 PM

Also on left . But about a 5 on pain scale whereas the right side is a 50 out of 10. Lol.

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