| | Shoulder Injury Not Healing...
I injured my shoulder at work about three weeks ago. I injured it while lifting something extremely heavy, then dropped it and caught it with my right arm. I went to the doctor within a couple days of the injury (I wanted to wait and see if it was going to heal up on its own maybe...stupid, I know).
Anyway, I went to the doctor and he said it seemed like a bad AC strain...with some possible tearing. I started physical therapy about a week ago. I understand that these injuries take a long time to heal...but it is not improving AT ALL. The doctor said an achy pain is normal until I get my strength back, but I am also having stabbing pain. I am not only feeling pain in the AC (front), but also in the shoulder blade and top of shoulder. Everything makes it hurt...even just the movement of walking makes it occasionally pop and cause excrutiating pain.
The doctor said this would start to get better as I get stronger. My muscles in the arm are more toned than they ever have been...yet the symptoms continue.
Any advice on this? I go back to the doctor on Tuesday..but I wanted to try and get advice here too...maybe from someone who experienced something like this?