It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-30-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Altavista, Va, USA
Posts: 3
HopeFrances55 HB User
Question Elbow Pain versus Torn Rotator Cuff

I posted here early about having surgery on June 4th for a tendon torn in Rotator Cuff....Can anyone tell me if you experienced this with your torn tendon in Rotator Cuff. I am having severe pain in elbow area can hardly bend it sometimes. Has anyone experienced this with there Rotator Cuff problems...also with your rotator cuff problems, are you experinecing constant pain, or pain when you use your arm or lift it...do you ever have days you wonder if you are doing the right thing with this surgery, coz you have a pretty good day, not complete with out pain, just bearable...
Any answers will be appreciated...
Thanks

 
Old 07-27-2007, 02:31 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Staten Island, NY USA
Posts: 2,229
purple2067 HB Userpurple2067 HB Userpurple2067 HB User
Re: Elbow Pain versus Torn Rotator Cuff

Well I don't know if this is relevant to you but when I had my shoulder surgery (not a rotator cuff) I was in a sling for over 8 weeks and being that my elbow was constantly bent, this caused me to have pain and numbness and tingling up and down my arm. My surgeon is a shoulder and elbow specialist so he knew that this was just some inflammation in the ulnar nerve from the constant bending of my elbow. Once I got out of the sling it pretty much disappeared. If it is still bothering you I would go back to the surgeon who did your shoulder and see what is going on.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-28-2007, 10:45 AM   #3
Inactive
(male)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: England
Posts: 33
texastom HB User
Re: Elbow Pain versus Torn Rotator Cuff

Hi
Yes that sounds exactly the same as how my arm problems started out
I started to have a lot of pain in my left arm after lifting or carrying at work at the age of 26 yrs old ,my arm was very painful and afterwards I could not raise my arm to shoulder level due to severe pain and weakness , I was given given 4 Cortisone injections in my shoulder joint over a short period of time ( which does help some people ) but I still had the same problem after treatments , for eight yrs I was told by my previous JP that my arm problem was caused by my back problems ( by this time I had been Diagnosed with Osteoporosis , Scoliosis, Haemochromatosis amongst other thing's) And by now I was having the same problem with my right arm I was given more ex-rays again and this time they found that I had a torn rotator cuff due to a build-up of calcium deposits on my right shoulder joint which had caused the hole in my rotator cuff,I had the operation to repair the rotator cuff and shave the bone down which has helped to ease the pain a little ,I also had to wear a special type of sling ,which I had to wear 24 hrs a day for 8 days .But I am still not pain or muscle weakness free...now I am having the same problem with both arms and at the moment I am going through the whole process again with the left shoulder I should say
that although your problem sounds exactly the same as my arm problems , there may be a chance that you will not hopefully develop problems with the other arm .The thing that is most annoying is ,it seems as if I have to explain again and again to doctors example : although I did have a operation to mend the tear in the rotator cuff and I also had the calcium build-up filed down from my the right shoulder joint ( the calcium build-up on my shoulder joint which I was informed was what had caused the hole in the rotator cuff )the problems I had with my right arm have not gone away, and I have always made this point clear with my JP, but when I inform them that I actually have the same problem with both arms he is always sort of stunned and replies "I thought the operation on your left arm was successful aaaAAAHHHH
Regards

Last edited by texastom; 10-09-2007 at 10:18 AM. Reason: spelling

 
Old 10-04-2007, 12:55 PM   #4
Inactive
(male)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: England
Posts: 33
texastom HB User
Re: Elbow Pain versus Torn Rotator Cuff

I do get elbow pain but not really my worst is my shoulder and my bicepts pain, I have never had a day without arm pain since 1988 truthfully , I have also been back to the shoulder specialist , and had a xray and a ultrasound scan and I have the same problem in my other arm ,torn rotator cuff and bony growth, I am wondering weather I will want to go through the same operation again, as I have lots of other health problems going on some days I have real problems getting around home I crutches about 70% of the time to get around my home ,other times it is just really very painful even with my crutches, at times I have had to use my wheelchair to get around my home.I am waiting to see a neurologist at the moment so things may be on hold for a while.
best of luck to you

Last edited by texastom; 10-05-2007 at 09:19 AM. Reason: missing info

 
The Following User Says Thank You to texastom For This Useful Post:
jkaroub (03-17-2012)
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Chest pain/Pain in armpit both left side johnm83 Endocrine Disorders 3 07-18-2011 12:53 AM
Torn rotator cuff zoranm Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 4 05-01-2010 09:46 AM
worried about my upper left arm pain dewing Open to All Other Health Topics 7 07-30-2009 07:11 PM
Left Shoulder Blade/Neck/Arm Pain! What's going on?? BeautifulMess37 Spinal Cord Disorders 12 03-24-2009 12:17 AM
Shoulder pain with weight training BackPainMan General Health 0 08-11-2008 08:19 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:39 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!