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    Old 04-13-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
    misslynne
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    Shoulder Pain for months

    Hello,

    I have been dealing with a painful shoulder and limited ROM since November 2014. I started physical therapy in December 2014 with very little relief of pain and very little progress of ROM. I have not injured myself that i know of, but have psoriatic arthritis, sjogrens syndrome, osteoarthritis, HBP, prediabetes (very well controlled), fibromyalgia, and a few other minor ailments. I finally had an MRI last week with results as follows:

    Osseous Acromial Outlet: AC joint is intact. Type II acromion with subtle anterior spurring slightly narrowing the subacromion outlet. Small amount of fluid is seen in the subacromion bursa.

    Rotator Cuff: 3 mm interstitial tear at the midportion of the subscapularis best seen on axial image 13. No tendon thickening. No full-thickness retracted tear or muscle atrophy.

    Biceps and Labrum: Biceps is well positioned in the bicipital groove. No obvious labral tear. There is capsular thickening and edema at the rotator interval area.

    IMPRESSION:

    1. There is small interstitial tear of the subscapularis.
    2. Thickening and edema of the rotator interval area capsule suggestive of capsular sprain versus adhesive capsulitis.

    Just wondering if I should request to see an orthopedic doctor. Any suggestions or advice you can give is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

     
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