Should I see a doctor?

What should I do?
Doctor - 100.0%
Suck it up - 0.0%
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   Posted 4/25/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been having trouble with my right shoulder for a while now and the problem has been getting worse. A couple months ago I went and saw my sports trainer and he said the muscles in my back/shoulder area are just tense or something like that, well I just went back about a week ago because my shoulder had been hurting a lot more and I am able to parcially slide it out of place. It slide out about 20-60 times a day and it doesn't hurt to slide out, but lifting my arms hurts and it seems weak. I went to my trainer again and he said I just have shoulder instability and i might want to go have a doc look at it.

I've done a good share of research and I learned that I do have shoulder instability and a sulcus sign? But I don't know what that is. Based on what I have told you should I suck it up? Or go see a doc and if I see a doc do you think I will have to get sugrey?

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   Posted 4/26/2010 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   
When in doubt, see the doc. Yes I think you should see your doctor because that does not sound normal. It may not hurt now but it may end up doing so eventually.
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   Posted 4/26/2010 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much, I guess I am just scared that I might need sugrey, but if that makes it better I will have any operation I need.

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   Posted 4/26/2010 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery isn't bad at all. My doctor used a nerve block in addition to the usual pain control, and it helped a lot. Then icing was key after I got home. Mine was done as an outpatient, and I was back to work in a few days.

Please don't wait. Structural problems - which are very common because of the ways we use our shoulders - don't get better with neglect. And remember, there's always a chance you won't need surgery. See a good orthopedic doctor and find out what's going on.

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   Posted 4/26/2010 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, see a doctor - whatever the problem, it won't get better by waiting!
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   Posted 4/26/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree I think you really should be seeing a good ortho doc to get an accurate diagnosis. Good luck and keep us posted.
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   Posted 4/26/2010 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
It is better to know what exactly is happening then to live in anxiety so I agree, see an orthopedic.

Let us know what you find out.



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   Posted 4/26/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone for y'alls post, I am looking around and I have found a good doctor who will look at it for me. I am going to have to get a referral to see him bit that won't be a problem to get. I will let y'all know what he says. Thank you so very much! :)
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