could this be early arthritis?

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HALO
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   Posted 9/29/2006 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I had to have the Labrum (cartiledge capsule that holds the ball in the socket) in my right shoulder re-attatched about 2 years ago.  Now, the rim of it is degenerating, causing it to dislocate easily and frequently.  Is the degeneration ofthe labrum an early sign of arthritis?
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   Posted 9/29/2006 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there HALO! What are the other symptoms you are experiencing? In short, yes, this could be an early sign of arthritis... Have you talked to a doctor about this yet? Are you experiencing any pain? Please keep us posted... Duck
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HALO
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   Posted 9/29/2006 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Pretty severe pain and stiffening with weather change, of course the recurring dislocations (which aren't any fun of course) lol...i can feel a grinding and popping when I move my arm.  Some minor swelling too.  There are some Hills-sachs lesions that have shown up in MRI scans.  Those are primarily from the ball dislocating is what I was told.  It was a hesitant and vague answer.  So if anyone can shed some light on what those are.  It would be appreciated.  lol
 
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   Posted 9/29/2006 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey HALO -

I found the definition of Hill-Sachs Lesion:

Hill-Sachs Lesion
A radiographic sign of a recurrent dislocation of the shoulder

Although the answer was hesitant, looks like it was the correct one.  From the pain you are describing as well as the circumstances surrounding your shoulder, it sounds to me like you have the beginnings of Osteo Arthritis (OA) in your shoulder.  OA has at times been diagnosed as the "wear and tear" arthritis... Basically you over work a joint and it gets angry and fights back. 

Are you taking anything for the pain?  I don't know if you can take it or not, but Aleve may provide some relief for you.  Also if you take MSM, Glucosamine and Flax Seed Oils, they are supposed to help.  I have heard both positive and negative stories about those supplements.

I would talk to your doctor about the pain/swelling/and weather intolerance you have in your shoulder and see what they say.  Good luck, and let us know what happens!

Take Care - Duck


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HALO
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   Posted 9/30/2006 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Duck,
 
Alieve has reactions with my AED's.  I also cannot take Ibuprophen.  It can cause severe brain hemorraging.  I think I'll take a No Go on that one.  I have talked to my PCP about my shoulder and all he has done is tell me not to worry about it at this point and prescribed a really uncomfortable and complcated neoprene shoulder stabilizer to prevent the dislocations.  It works.  I just don't wear it because it's very uncomfortable and a hard to put on.  It does help to keep my shoulder warm especially here in the Wisconsin winters. I miss North Carolina...... :(
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Ducky
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   Posted 9/30/2006 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Not to worry about it huh? Well if there wasn't anything to worry about, why prescribe the shoulder stabilizer? Ugh! Sometimes I get so irritated at docs! Try heating pads, it may help until your doc can prescribe something for you. Have you seen those commercials for ThermaCare? They are disposable heating pads.. they work wonderful, and you could put it right on your shoulder, may help with some of the discomfort.

I bet the winters in Wisconsin can be brutal... you need to get a winter home in North Carolina! :)
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HALO
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   Posted 9/30/2006 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Well, my Dad still lives there, and I still have friends there.  But, unfortunately my business is on hold right now due to my uncontrolled seizures.  So the fundage to get there is a problem.  lol   But, Maybe I can catch a lift on a 17 or C-5 into Pope and my Dad can pick me up there.  It's only about 3 hours from Charlotte where he lives.


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Ducky
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   Posted 9/30/2006 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll do my best to send you up your way! :)
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Marius123
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   Posted 9/30/2006 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
HALO said...
I had to have the Labrum (cartiledge capsule that holds the ball in the socket) in my right shoulder re-attatched about 2 years ago.  Now, the rim of it is degenerating, causing it to dislocate easily and frequently.  Is the degeneration ofthe labrum an early sign of arthritis?

My personal opinion is that you may have some form of traumatic arthritis which might brought you osteoarthritis in the shoulder. When the pain exacebrates on weather change that means that a damage on the joint is present. Inflamatory (autoimmune) arthritis is primary not related to the weather changes, of course unless a physical damage on the joint is caused sad   Here is an example: I have mild inflamatory migratory arthritis in multiple joints almost 2 yrs now, but do not experience pain exacebration on weather changes, which may assume that the permanent physical damage on my joints is "still" insignificant, but I have pain and aches caused by inflamation and non-related to time, weather, what I eat, whether I move, Today I can run a lot and have a perfect pain free day, but next week I could be in aches (without logical reason).
 
But what I'm telling about you is my theory and you have to be looked also by rheumatologist except for orthopedist.
I am not a doctor, launching my comments is based on your description and my personal "non-licensed" knowlidge and personal experience.
 
Keep in touch


Official dx, but I have doubts: chronic reiter's syndrome (1yr and 6 mnths).
suffer form chronic uveitis, conjuctivitis, mild arthritis, subfebrile fever and fatigue, also showing some strange kidney pain

Post Edited (Marius123) : 9/30/2006 12:16:20 PM (GMT-6)


HALO
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   Posted 9/30/2006 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Duck.  You've probably worked on some some of the birds I jumped.  LOL  But a free ride back home would be apprediated.  Too bad I couldn't just open the door and jump into my Dad's back yard. LOL

 

Marius.  Thanks for the advice.  My knees do the same thing as my shoulder.  I have had 7 knee surgeries between the 2 of them.  4 on the right and 3 on the left.  ligament and cartaledge damage mainly.  I had Bilateral lateral releases in 2002.  They had to detach my knee caps, deepen the grooves that they track in, shorten the tendons that attach the knee cap, and reattch and align the knee cap.  pretty major reconstructive surgery.  When I saw Dewalt power tools sitting on the instrument table in the OR...I asked it those were for me.  The Dr. said, "yep".  I said "put me to sleep...NOW."  LOL  I also have sacroiliac joint disfunction with what the Dr. called a "bright spot in the right sacroiliac in a bone scan whatever that means.  lol



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