Re: rotator cuff injury
I went through this a year ago. Believe me the pain pills don' help the pain. I slept in a recliner with a pillow under my arm for about 5 months, before and after surgery. I still had the same amount of pain after surgery, it was very discouraging. I finally found a different speciallist after recommended by my insurance co. This guy was great, I had a cortazone shot before surgery didn't help. But this speciallist explained that most dr.'s use a x-ray machine to give the shot, it has to go directly into the muscle or nerve or something or it doesn't work. So he gave me another one, correctly, the shot hurt like hell. But I think if it had been done the first time right, I may not have needed the surgery. A few weeks after getting the shot, was about a month after my surgery, I gave my arm a rest, no PT, only did what I could, to keep from freezing up. That was in May and by July I was moving and never gave my shoulder another thought it was pain free. I now have 99% movement back. Don't be afraid to get a second oppion. And make sure they know what they are talking about. There are some doctors who think they are god, be carefull. All I know is the less I moved mine, the less it hurt, just kept moving it enough so it didn't freeze up. In time it gets easier, and get more motion, just don't over do it, that's only causes more pain. Good luck.