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Posted By : Stormienite - 1/11/2017 12:23 PM
What are the odds???? I've been recovering from bursitis in my right shoulder for almost 4 months. I'd say I'm at about 95%. Now my left shoulder is in agony. The pain feels like you went through surgery without any meds. I can't move it. I can't even change my clothes.

Cortizone shot the first time just made it worse. I've been doing so much research... no one mentions anything about pain relief. Nothing otc touches it. Do we just suffer through this? I can't go through this again

Posted By : pitmom - 1/11/2017 8:28 PM
Hello and welcome. Sorry to hear the cortisone didn't help. I have bursitis in both hips and other shoulder issues. I've found Aleve (naproxen sodium) to be the most helpful for my hips. I'm considering trying glucosomine. I've heard alot of good things about it.

Ball and socket joints seem to be difficult to treat, pain wise. One of the modalities my physical therapist used on my shoulders that seemed to really help was ultrasound. Has anyone recommended that for you yet? It might be worth a try.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

Posted By : (Seashell) - 1/12/2017 8:58 AM
Ultrasound, through a physical therapist, can help break-up smaller calcifications in the shoulder associated with bursitis.

One of my physician providers has a practice that focuses on "functional medicine." He is now providing a treatment called the "Tenex Health TX Procedure" that is minimally invasive treatment for tendonitis and bursitis - golfer's elbow, plantar fascitis, achilles tendinosis, rotator cuff, hip and shoulder bursitis. It is based on an platform of ultrasound, using a needle probe into the affected tissue.

I was able to see a demonstration of the modality. It looked quite promising.

You can Google the functional medicine clinic, RestorePDX, to learn more about this modality OR Google Tenex Health TX Procedure.

Again, this is a new technology and new treatment modality. Access may be limited. But knowledge is power. Learning about new techniques and treatments opens up new avenues of conversation with our care providers to seek best practice options.
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Addison's disease
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)

Posted By : pitmom - 1/12/2017 2:54 PM
I'm wondering if you are using supports for your shoulders, and if so, what types.

My P.T. had me roll a folded hand towel and place it in the armpit. This 'pulls' the ball toward the outside of the socket and supports it. This took pressure off of the bursa for me.

He also told me to keep my hand in my pocket, rather than in a sling, when standing or walking. Keeping the arm from swinging while walking.

Hope some of these suggestions help you a bit with the day to day, until you can find out more options.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

Posted By : BillyBob@388 - 8/15/2017 11:34 PM
Stormienite said...
What are the odds???? I've been recovering from bursitis in my right shoulder for almost 4 months. I'd say I'm at about 95%. Now my left shoulder is in agony. The pain feels like you went through surgery without any meds. I can't move it. I can't even change my clothes.

Cortizone shot the first time just made it worse. I've been doing so much research... no one mentions anything about pain relief. Nothing otc touches it. Do we just suffer through this? I can't go through this again


Have you tried high dose vitamin B12, either IM shots 1 mg/day, or an equivalent dose via liposomal B12 such as ProBone-O drops? Did wonders for me, and I just heard from a guy over on the Prostate cancer forum that had similar success. Doesn't cost much and probably won't do much harm, if any. After 20+ years of worsening shoulder pain, about 1 week of it fixed me up for the last 17 years. If you decide to try it and have any luck please let me know.

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