I've been in chronic pain for about
10 years. My shoulders used to dislocate all the time from wrestling in High School (10 years ago). After seeing about
3 doctors, one finally noticed that I had a labrum tear in my RIGHT shoulder. I had Arthroscopic Surgery to fix it, but the pain just switched to my LEFT shoulder. I had another doc look at that shoulder at some point and that labrum was also torn. So I had Arthroscopic Surgery on that shoulder. Now pain is in both shoulers/lats/scapula regions!! Well, the first shoulder I had surgery on now has another tear... But this time, it's a posteror labral tear. And I imagine if I were to get an MRI of the other shoulder, it would be torn again too.
What gives? A few questions for anyone who knows anything about shoulder mechanics...
1) Can torn labrums cause severe chronic pain--I mean they are SOO tiny.
2) What do you do if your labrum just keeps on tearing? Despite not leading a rough lifestyle anymore(haven't since I quit wrestling in 98--when the pain began). Obviously neither surgery worked on either shoulder.
3) At some point can you just get a mini-shoulder replacement, considering my labrums that God gave me clearly aren't up to par. Apparently they are just predisposed to tearing.
Anyway, any info would be greatly appreciated... I'm at my wits end....