About seven years ago I took an awkward fall and landed with an uneven amount of weight towards my right shoulder. Immediately upon impact I felt/heard a pop in my shoulder blade area and experienced the worst pain I had ever felt. It felt like I was being pierce from my chest all the way through to my back.
Unfortunately and regretfully, I didn't seek help at the time. Now, years later I finally saw an orthopedic doctor who sent me to physical therapy, but beyond that I haven't been given any answers. Pain is daily, and often without any activity. I experience different types of pain, from stabbing to a dull ache. Sometimes with the stabbing pain I can move and stretch a certain way, which causes my shoulder blade to pop. This temporarily alleviates the pain.
When I went to the doctor they took x-rays and did a couple of tests that required me to move in certain ways. They haven't really given me any answers of what I could have done, and the physical therapy hasn't really done much after six weeks. Is there any way to find out exactly what I did even though it has been seven years?
I wonder if one of the joints was dislocated or seperated? Sometimes that can heal but in an improper position, causing dysfunction and pain. Your doctors may not have an answer but you deserve at least a conversation about it. You and your insurance are paying them enough, so call them up and ask what they think about it and don't quit until you get some kind of an answer.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.