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Hurting Arm and Shoulders

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MissChessy, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. MissChessy

    MissChessy Songster

    Sep 24, 2007
    [​IMG] For the past 2 months I have been hurting so bad in my shoulder, arm and down into my hand. I think I might have a rotator cuff problem. Going to the dr. finally on Thursday. Can't lift my arm up hardly at all, can't curl the back of my hair, pull my shirt off, get items out of the cabinets, got to use my left hand, I'm right handed. I can't sleep at nights, it hurts. Anyone got any experience with rotator cuff problems and surgery and how long was your recovery?
  2. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    [​IMG] Sorry your not feeling well. I don't have much experience...broke my wrist, had surgery, and took awhile...still hurts me off and on. I hope you get better soon...hope relief comes quickly.
  3. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    I'm so sorry you're hurting, it really does sound like a rotator cuff problem, possibly compressing nerves that go down to your arm and hand as well.
    From what I understand, treatment for this injury has come a long way, and recovery time from arthroscopic surgery (if necessary) is fairly rapid. Good luck, and let us know what the Dr. says on Thursday. [​IMG]
  4. MissChessy

    MissChessy Songster

    Sep 24, 2007
    I will let you know what the Dr. says on Thursday. I'm actually anxious to go see him and get some relief. Sure makes me feel so bad all day long. Ready for some relief. Reason for waiting so long, insurance change over!
  5. cknmom

    cknmom Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    Dickson TN
    Good Luck![​IMG]

  6. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    My sister tore her rotator cuff and recovered from the surgery with flying colors. Someone else I know had the same surgery, and is still whining and moaning over a year later that he can't do anything. My sister attended her PT appointments regularly, and faithfully did her exercises, while the other person did nothing to aid his own recovery. I think that is probably the key...
  7. MissChessy

    MissChessy Songster

    Sep 24, 2007
    My aunt told me that P.T. is the key to recovery! I'm going to P.T. even if it kills me with these gas prices continuing to rise higher and higher! I live about 10 miles away from the P.T. clinic.
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    My DH had rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders (three years apart), and it wasn't a walk in the park. Thank the Lord for the morphine pump, that's all I can say. He was miserable for a full week, and he's not one of those crybaby men who wimper over a headcold.
  9. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Hi MissChessy. I do not know anything about the rotator cuff, but I have severe nerve damage in both of my wrists (Carpal Tunnel) and some times, I hurt from my shoulder down. It keeps me awake/wakes me up at night. I even had to stop carrying a purse, because it was messing with the nerves that run through my arm to my wrist. My hands and arms will tingle, like someone is sticking needles on every inch of that area. I have also picked up things, just to drop them on the floor, because I cannot feel myself holding on to them. Very bad pain, when it is acting up.

    Anyway, you may also want to ask the doctor about C.T., if you are experiencing the above.

    Hope that you get better soon.

  10. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    SE Il
    I just had Carpal Tunnel surgery on both of my hands last summer. I'm so glad I had it done because I had the pain and numbness at night that really disrupted my sleep. The CT did not affect my shoulder however. Dont wait for the problem to go away on its own.

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