I've been having a lot problems with my shoulder so I had an mri.. my rheumy thinks its a small tear so she sent me to an orthopedic surgeon who sent me to PT (a lot more in between but trying to keep it a short story lol)
I've been doing mild PT exercises for about 2 months now at physical therapy .. the bicep tendon pain that was preventing me from being able to lift my arm felt a lot better after the ortho gave me a corticosteroid injection in a different location then where my rheumy did it previously however I have pain in the joint area and under my arm pit that the shot didn't help with. Its been aching a lot more since last and I wasn't able to get much sleep so today when I went to PT i asked him if it should be getting better by now and he said yes so we decided to put it on hold till I talk to the doc.
During that conversation I said "its not painful" and he asked what I meant since I said it wasnt getting better and I said well its not painful like it was before because I can still lift my arm .. its just non stop aching in the front and under my armpit.
Now what I realized when I was leaving is ...because I've lived with pain everday for almost 10 years my pain tolerance is probably much higher than someone who doesn't deal with it daily. So for people who dont deal with chronic pain would probably consider this pain a 10 where to me it feels like a 4-5. I've learned over the years how to stay somewhat functional at many different pain levels that I may have felt crippling to me 12 years ago.
I'm starting to find this to be a big problem for me
Do you find this to be the case for you also?