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Rotator Cuff Tear
shiviolet posted:
I was diagnosed via MRI with a focal, partial-width, full-thickness tear of the distal most supraspinatus tendon, as well as tendinopathy of the supraspinatus and superior-most aspect of the subscapularis tendon near it's insertion. Also, there is a moderate amount of fluid seen within the acromioclavicular joint with irregularity and possible erosions of the adjacent distal clavicle and acromion.

Can someone tell me what this means, and what my next plan should be? I have an appointment for a steroid/lidocaine injection with my pain management doctor, but am not sure this will fix the problem. I have severe pain in the shoulder, and have virtually no use of my right arm.

Thank you in advance!
sami233 responded:
hi shiviolet
Do Palm face up swing forearm
shiviolet replied to sami233's response:
WHAT??? I can barely move my arm, or didn't you read that? My pain management doctor has refused to do my injection due to the damage, and wants me to see an orthopedist. All I want to know is in simple English, what does this mean, and what should my next move be???
Anon_130687 replied to shiviolet's response:
Hi shiviolet!

I am facing a similar issue and I wish I had an answer for both of us!

I had severe pain from a tear two years ago. After an MRI, I was scheduled for surgery but consulted with a PT first. I decided to do physical therapy and was able to successfully rehabilitate my shoulder to the point where I had no pain and was able to do yoga again. It was heaven!

However, 2 years later, the pain came screaming back. A new x-ray showed bone calcification and bursitis. The pain can take my breath away! My orthopedist won't do a shot either because at this stage, it could do more harm than good.

What I am doing is getting a 2nd and third opinion. I have appointments with a sports medicine specialist next week and another ortho the following week. I'd love to avoid any kind of surgery but I'm going to take in a list of questions and then try to sort it out.

Palm face up swing - LOL.

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