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shoulder injury
jackie22283 posted:
I was injured 4 months ago. I am a nurse and a very heavy combative man dislocated my left shoulder. I guess you can say it was one of those nights.It took a whole month before i was diagnosed with SLAP tear. First MRI was inconclusive second MRI showed the tear. My pain had never fully gone away but I had slowly regained most of my range of motion. I do appearently have multidirectiontional instability due to hyperflexibity. A couple of weeks ago I was just leaning over someone at work teaching them about our computer charting my shoulder felt like it was gonna dislocate again so i thought if i put my hand on the desk i would stabilize the joint and it wouldnt dislocate. Instead i heard a loud popping/snapping noise and was instantly in a lot of pain. I can no longer do my physical therapy due to severe pain and very deminished range of motion. My physical therapist wrote in her last updated note I have positive sulcus sign and positive apprehension test. My grip stregth is noticably (80 vs 20 affected side)different now where as before with the intial injury i didnt have this strength issue.
I feel like I am backed into a corner because it is workmans comp and not sure what to do? Up till this point i have been treated conservativly. Am I going crazy or is conservative therapy still appropriate. When is surgery appropriate?

Note to whoever reads this: I have a 2 year old whom I con nolonger hold because of the pain, and my home life has been severly affected due to the pain and now lack of sleep)

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