Rotator cuff surgery? Yes or no?
So I am still in pain and have done PT, cortisone and RICE. I fell down in the middle of November reaching out with my right hand. I was working so I went to the hospital because my knee arm hand and elbow all hurt. They told me it's just bruises suck it up. Two weeks later I couldn't put a jacket on or pick up a drink because my shoulder elbow and wrist hurt so bad. I went to the ortho who said it's just some bursitis and gave me percocets and anti inflammatories. Went back to him before christmas and told him it hurts I can't move it and I can't sleep. He changed his diagnosis and said tear. I went got an MRI.
I got the MRI results ortho said small tear with impingement on supraspinatus and what appears to be tendinosis on the rest of the tendons. I have a 50% partial thickness tear measuring 6 mm on the bursal side of my suprspinatus he gave me PT and more NSAIDS. Went to PT. Still had pain, the stretching and weights, 5 pounds max mind you was torture. PT said they think I may have fully severed my tendon and sends me back to ortho for cortisone.
I go back to ortho, he says it's not a full year it's just stiff. He gives me two cortisone shots, which hurts worse then you can imagine and more PT. This has been going on for almost six months.
I can lift my arm but it hurts and I can't hold it at ninety for long. When I drive the front of my shoulder has a stabbing pain. My shoulder blade neck and trap/felt area are in constant pain. I still can't reach behind my back and need to for work. I have been having trouble holding things with my right arm, like cradling a bottle of water or drinks I can't hold my arm to my side with out dropping what I was holding.
My question is has anyone ever experienced this with pain going away and coming back after cortisone and does surgery seem like the option? Considering my ortho was ready to schedule me for it before the shots?