Hi, I am new here and really appreciate some advice if possible. Recently I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis due to joint aches nearly everywhere in my body. I have been tested for RA but the tests came back normal. My arthritis doctor says I probably have bursitis in my left shoulder. For the last few months I have had excruciating pain in my upper left shoulder. Right on top of my shoulder. I have trouble lifting my arm up or backwards. I have sharp pains that radiate thru my shoulder. My arthritis doctor never took xrays of an MRI to proove it was burisitis. I recently went to another doctor just for my shoulder. He examined me and took xrays. He said he thought I have a torn rotator cuff. After doing an MRI, the test came back normal. They even injected dye into my shoulder for contrast. Now I am puzzled and desperate to discover what the heck is wrong. I have all the classic symptoms of a torn rotator cuff. My question is, can the MRI be wrong. Could the test have been done wrong or something? Could I still have a tear in my rotator cuff and the MRI not pick it up? Has anyone ever experienced this? I would really appreciate any feedback you have. Thank you so much.:)Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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