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Old 01-22-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Trigger Point problems or impingement?

Hi there. I have hyperflexible shoulders. Not enough to fully dislocate, but I constantly sublux when I move them. A few years ago, I developed increasingly wore pain in my right shoulder and I eventually lost much of my ROM. I had the most trouble with upper motions and couldn't get behind my back at all. I ended up having a subacromial decompression for shoulder impingement in 2008. The hook wasn't bad, but because of my subluxations, they wanted to make room for the swelling I constantly had. I considered the surgery successful and with therapy regained full ROM and the pain diminished.

Now, the pain has started coming back. I'm hurting from my bicep on the outside of my arm up through my neck. I went to my PCP and he said my shoulder trigger points were messed up and he gave me 3 trigger point shots. THey did help some, but with the upper movements I'm still hurting from the neck to the bicep. Especially with things like drying my hair, driving, pushing a grocery cart, etc... It feels like the tendonitis and/or bursitis could be coming back.

I'm curious. How many people who have had decompression end up having problems again? Could it just be the trigger points causing all that pain?

I was diagnosed with TMJD in Dec. 2009. I've been on and off in PT for that and have worn a repositioning splint for about 7 months. Could that be connected?
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

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