08-16-2008, 06:56 AM
Status: The Dude Abides
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: From Parts Unknown
Originally Posted by bigsmooth696969
Ok, I have had shoulder issues for the past 10 years off and on. Most of the times, its my right shoulder. I have torn both rotator cuffs twice and had them repaired once. My surgeon at the time of the second tear told me it was in the exact same place as before and it would most likely rip again if repaired. None the less, currently both are torn. My left is a tear in the tendon. My right is completely torn off the bone. Thus, my range of movement for both arms is limited to only being able to raise both of my arms to shoulder height. Now i can bend at the elbow to look like I'm signaling a TD or Field Goal but thats the extent of it. I have always been a very avid sportsman. I played football, baseball, and basketball in high school and thats where all my tears took place. 3 in baseball and 1 in football. I was getting a very sharp pain about 10 years ago in the shoulderblade area. It turned out to be my clavicle ( or the bone that is over the shoulder) was rubbing with my shoulder socket itself. I got a cortizone shot and all was good.
Until about a month ago.
I have virtually no pain while working either in the warehouse or with the Bengals. Lifting furniture or general motions are painless. When I relax at night and get ready to sleep, the pain comes on. I always lay on my side and put my arm under my pillow and this cause horrible pain. The pain is in the back of my shoulder more towards the middle of the back and low in the shoulder. Many times, during the night, my shoulder will pop out of socket and I will wake up with it dislocated. I mean not every night but it has happened many times....now and even before.Also, when I drive my car and rest my arm on the center console rest, I have horrible pain on the top of the shoulder and into my neck. It causes me to have problems moving my head to check traffic. I hate to have to shell out mega bucks for MRI's and Xrays so I am trying to self medicate. Has anyone ever had shoulder pain? What works and what doesn't? Do you think this could just be arthritis? I have arthritis in my knees and right wrist but the pain is very tolerable. This shoulder pain is bad. Almost as bad as throwing your back out. Anyone have any ideas???
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