What are your current symptoms?
History of trauma?
Since how long have you been suffering from?
Is pain unbearable?
Are you taking any medications?
Any history of Arthritis?
Any other medical history?
It hurts when I try to raise my elbow up to the side above about parrele to the ground. I injured it about 7 years ago tossing suitcases from the floor of the plane to the upper luggage rack. once it healed it still hurt, but had mostly the full range of motion. it really started to hurt and caused limited motion about 3 to 4 months ago. A sports chiropractor had me go through a range of motion with resistance and disagnosed a supraspinatius tendin problem. An x-ray showed calcification consistant with supraspinatus tendin. It hurts sometimes a night and I have to shift. The pain is unbearable when I try to raise my elbow and arm to high. I can raise my arm straight up without pain and can lift as long is my elbow is no elevated. I have been doing some exercises and that seemed to help the mobility.
No history of arthritis. No other join problems. I am taking levothyroxine 150 micro grams. My thyroid enlargeres without medication. My TSH and T4 are in the normal range.
Hello,Thanks for providing more information.
Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Well as you are suffering from last few years and based on your recent MRI, you have degenerative arthritic changes of the shoulder joint.
SLAP tear refers to the torn cartilage over the ball of the arm bone attached to the shoulder joint.
Besides that, the rotator cuff muscles supraspinatus also has been damaged.
This type of problem requires surgical intervention for proper repair and improve your range of motion at shoulder joint and elbow.
Cortisone injections can be tried before considering surgery.
I understand your concern regarding opting for surgery however it's essential to consider a proper treatment as if you leave it untreated then it can cause complete loss of movement and disability.
So make an appointment with your Orthopedist in next few days for further evaluation and management.
I hope this helps.
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