Shoulder problems.

Posted by swedishgirl @swedishgirl, May 24, 2018

Orthopedic surgeon gave me shots, a month of PT, but saw him and pain has returned. He told me I am running out of options but prescribed one more month of PT. Are there any stem cell regeneration successes with shoulders? Would love to avoid shoulder surgery.

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Thanks, bonnieh218….I read the article, which gives a good answer, but hoping for more progress. Time will tell.

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@swedishgirl and @bonnieh218, here is a link to another discussion about stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-rotator-cuff-tears/.

@swedishgirl, if you don't mind sharing, what issues do you have with your shoulder(s)? I am also in the process of scheduling a minor arthroscopic surgery to release a nerve and clean a bone ossification in my left shoulder. I've been putting it off for a long time as I couldn't do more damage and it was just a matter of pain tolerance, which has started to limit my physical activity.

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My shoulders and arms have been a problem off and on. Last summer a pain management facility helped get rid of the pain. They used massage, deep ultra sound, and elctronic stimulation, along with modest physical therapy. However, last fall, pain returned, MRI was done and shows a partial tear in left shoulder and right shoulder, arthritis. Also, tears in the biceps. Saw an orthopedice shoulder specialist one month ago, had injections in each shoulder, and did PT this past month. Then the shots wore off. Saw Doctor this week, he said I didn't have many options, also, as the injections made my blood pressure rise to 170 for three days until internist prescribed a stonger blood pressue medicine. I was on the lowest dose. However, Dr. said to try PT for one more month. However, now I am in pain whereas this past month, the injections took care of the pain.

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Hi there my name is Jennifer and yesterday after 3 pm my pain doctor from my health care facility did some exams on my arms and shoulders and the results fricking scared me half to death now. Main reason he pushed down on my arms and I am completely weak and without any upper arm strength and he ordered x-rays for it. I am extremely worried about it since I am only 42 and 2 years ago during the start of COVID-19 he sent me to see a hand surgeon for carpal tunnel and I really trust him and he really is worried about me and my issues but this latest development I just can't handle without feeling like I am going crazy!

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@rely1ngonhelp

Hi there my name is Jennifer and yesterday after 3 pm my pain doctor from my health care facility did some exams on my arms and shoulders and the results fricking scared me half to death now. Main reason he pushed down on my arms and I am completely weak and without any upper arm strength and he ordered x-rays for it. I am extremely worried about it since I am only 42 and 2 years ago during the start of COVID-19 he sent me to see a hand surgeon for carpal tunnel and I really trust him and he really is worried about me and my issues but this latest development I just can't handle without feeling like I am going crazy!

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Hi Jennifer @rely1ngonhelp, It's OK and normal to be worried about new symptoms and not knowing what is going on. At 42 you are still quite young and can work on building your upper arm strength so that you feel better. Did your doctor suggest any physical therapy or exercises that might help you build up your arm and shoulder strength?

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