Re: Elbow Pain versus Torn Rotator Cuff
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
Last edited by texastom; 10-09-2007 at 10:18 AM.