Yes the orthopedic surgeon indicated I had a frozen shoulder, as when I attempted to raise my elbow away from my side, my shoulder blade would move with the joint. However, although I have limited movement in my shoulder I believe it is more to do with the pain I feel rather than unable to move due to stiffness. Most pain is felt when I raise my arm to the side above my shoulder, or I reach behind my back (eg. reaching behind the to get something out behind the passenger seat in the car if I am driving), or when I place my hand across my chest onto the opposite shoulder. I am able to raise my arm above my head, although some pain is felt.
I have had one cortisone injection into the glenohumeral joint which gave some relief of the aching pain down the arm, but this returned 1 week later (but not quite as severe). I have also been undergoing physiotherapy. I understand the partial tear of the supraspinatus tendon is only very small, but could you explain what is going on with the bursal tear. The surgeon did not mention this to me, would it cause the pain in my arm?
Could you please elaborate on the bursal tear, is it significant enough to require surgery as the surgeon never mentioned this after reviewing the MRI
thank you for your advice