Re: Arm pain is killing me
I had the same painful problem with my arm, gosh it hurt so much I thought I would loose my mind. I could not let it hang down either, like the weight of the the arm hanging down was to much. So it was a PT who was working with me at the time recommended I put it in a sling till they figure out what was causing the problems.
Because it was so painful the doctors all agreed it was the one thing I could do, although they did not like me to "baby" that side to much the doctor who was trying everything under the sun to help me agreed I could not just walk around with the arm not supported. He noted my reaction when he moved the arm, I would be sobbing in no time, gosh it hurt & would cause other areas to ache around it to throb. So I wore the sling & took it off enough to avoid frozen shoulder.
I ended up with decompression of that shoulder, as we did discover bone spurs, bursitis & arthritis but the pain remained after months of recovery. Cervical problems were discovered after the shoulder surgery did not give me the relief desired.
It was a nightmare & one I'll never forget, cervical fusion at 5-6 helped me alot but I still have spinal problems. Im having pain in my arms/shoulders & hands but not to that degree & I dont ever want to end up like that again. It took along time for the severity of the problem to show in the tests but I learned to listen to my body.
Im assuming something has turned up in the MRI, I hope in the mean time you find a way to relieve the pain. I sure do feel for you. If you can let us know what your doctor has to say. Good luck & god bless, Sammy