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mama4x
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/3/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
HI, Im at my wits end! about 3 weeks ago i started having pain in my rt arm from shoulder down to wrist, bicep area to clavical, back of shoulder towards neck.I assumed it was my shoulder, mri was done.showed nuthing wrong with rotator cuff or anything else for that matter, doc says he thinks the rotator cuff is strained, gave me an injection,did not work, told me to take aleve twice a day.well here i am a week later off of work and nuthing better, anyone else ever have sumthing similar? I know the pain is not in my head but i feel thats what they think! Thank you

Mochiah
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 450
   Posted 3/3/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you think of anything that you did prior to this pain that might have caused it? Sometimes the mechanism of the injury can tell you where to look....but I guess your doctor would know that, obviously! I wish I had an answer for you. I do know the frustration you feel with everything.

OH, welcome to HW! I just realized it was your first post....now that makes me feel even worse that I don't have an answer for you.
Mochiah/a.k.a. Sue
cervical fusion 2006
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005
MEDS:  Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and baclofen
 
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
 
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.


Chutz
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   Posted 3/3/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome to our family! I wish I had an instant answer for you but obviously I'm not a doctor. You could have a nerve pinched somewhere in your neck/shoulder or one of a number of problems. Sometimes it just takes way too long to find out.

Are you have a lot of pain? If so is your doctor helping keep you comfortable until they can try to remedy the problem? Some doctors just don't understand how miserable our lives can be waiting to find answers.

Keep in touch,
Chutz
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Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Insulin dependent diabetic, collapsed disk, dermatitis herpetiformus, osteo arthritis in spine and other locations.
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Mochiah
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 450
   Posted 3/3/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Does your doctor have you scheduled for a followup...or is he just running on the assumption that no news is good news? I think you should contact his office again and let them know it is not getting any better.

It really could be any number of things, like Chutz said. Could be muscular, in your trapezius, which is a large muscle across your upper back/shoulders, could be pinched nerve, could be anything.

I know we haven't answered your question, but I hope you stick around (or won't need to stick around because your doctor makes you better soon).
Mochiah/a.k.a. Sue
cervical fusion 2006
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005
MEDS:  Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and baclofen
 
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
 
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.


mama4x
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 3/3/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for your replys! I go back to doc tomorrow morning, I am gonna let him know its not any better and somthing needs to be done! As far as a specific moment when it could have happened, I honestly dont recall, it just started hurting & didnt go away.Im rather used to aches and pains so at time just brushed it off.I work as a nurses aide 20 years next month at my job.Im 5'5 125, so most of my residents take a toll on me.yes i've been thinking of getting out of it,lol.thanks again, i will let you know what doc say.

notnu2cp
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 138
   Posted 3/4/2008 1:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome the board Mama4!
 
Sweety after 20 odd years as a CNA I would say that arm and shoulder is just wore out! I can only imagine the times it has hed more body weight then your own as well as the constant pulling,tugging,and repititive morions taking place not mention the tears shed on it.
 
Please keep on your Doc and you did not mention if this was a workmans comp Doc or your own but I would make sure I filed a claim with my employer immediately if you have not done so as it is a great possibi;iy this eventually turns out to be work related.
 
If this Doc doesnt do what you think should be done please find another and if he isnt an Ortho man ask for a referral now not later. I could never get aleve to relieve so much as a headache not to mention the toll it is taking on your tummy so dont let them keep prescribing it to you for long periods of time.
 
If you have not been using heat please try it as there are times I get as much relief from that as I do anything. Those therma care pads that you stick on and they stay hot for 12 hours are a miracle too! If the heat helps any then you know it isnt in your head thats for sure!
 
I had two meniscal tear to a knee that were found in surgery that did NOT show on the MRI done 4 days prior and also a bone spur under the knee cap so not everything shows all of the time or if they saw then they didnt put any of them in the MRI report!
 
Now if all of this fails to bring relief and none of the tests and whatnots show any reason for the pain please ask for a chect x-ray even as far fetched as it sounds many times shoulder and arm pain is caused by something going on int he lungs.
 
Good luck to you and please keep us posted as to your progress or even lack of it.
 
 
2 knee replacements & a hip.
spondylosis at L-4,5 & S1
arthritis,sciatica all that being a CPer entails!
 
If you stumble make it part of the dance!


mama4x
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 3/4/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Goodmorning, well now doc wants to try therapy for 3 weeks, if no improvement then possibly go in with scope.Even thou i am pretty sure its from my work, i cannot file as such! We have to fill out a incident report immeaditly when somthing happens to claim as work comp, there honestly wasnt a specific incident that red flagged me. so im using up my sick time.Doc is an ortho, i had him 8 years ago when i had a work related injury that required surgery.That was the first thing he looked at to see if it was same area, he dosent feel it is.He really is at a loss so to speak, keeps going back to rotator cuff strain. we'll see..thanks so much for your help!! I'll keep you posted.
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