Originally Posted by pooh52501
I like to use heat myself on my shoulder. You an make yourself a rice sock - and then you will be able to stick it into the nuke for a couple of minutes and that will then mold to your shoulder. At night I have an electric blanket that I use - with the heat up on high.
Have they taken x-rays lately?? they should be able to see sclerosis in the joint if the arthritis in increasing. That is another option or even another MRI - although most doctors don't like to do mri's to often.
I am actually no longer taking the anti-inflamitories - and am actually on ultram at this point. It does not take away all the pain - not sure anything does. Another thing with shoulder pain - is it can be referred pain from the spine c-4-c-7 I think. If those are pinched or anything like that - shoulders will have pain in them.
Thanks for the rice suggestion - I will give it a try - one doctor told me to ice it only.
I go back and forth between anti-inflamitories - I'm just scared that it might be something else in the bones - today my whole left arm is numbed - I haven't had x-rays for a year and I did have a disc in my spine that was compressed - but I thought that it was better because the pain moved to my shoulder....