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I've had shoulder probs on and off since 1994-at that time, was diagnosed w/an inpingement.The latest came after i had a hip replacement and so i could arise and get about, i think i "pulled" my shoulder out of joint(very professional-sounding, huh?!?)...so i returned to the hip surgeon, who gave me sev. tests to see if i had strength and mobility, which i DO have-and plenty OF it....It hurts when i do stuff like reach in back of me to get something from the back seat of my car:that is a good example....I've tried exwecises which only exacerbate the pain...and i AM taking Advil.Heat helps....but you can't walk around w/a heating pad on!
OOOOPS!! Dunno how i could have left this out! I had one in the front part of the shoulder, which helped a LITTLE, and another a month later from the back, which helped more.....Do you think another shot from the back would help at this point?
This is wonderful answer, Dr. Chip: not one i especially wanted to hear, but very comprehensive and knowldgeable.
I don't mind an MRI, but the surgeon has not recommended it-is it "professional" on MY side to ask for one to rule out entrapment? Or would he come to that eventually?
I KNOW the shots do not cure, but........