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My Arm Hurts

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 11, 2006
  • 04:58 AM

I hurt my arm almost a year ago lifting heavy boxes. My bicep began to burn very badly so I went to the Dr. She gave me some blood tests because I also said that I was achy, couldn't sleep and had joint pain. My Rheumatoid Factor was slightly elevated. 2 Rheumatoligists say that I do not have Rheumatoid Arthritus. In the meantime, the shoulder froze. They gave me cortisone and told me it was all in my head. I asked for an MRI. They decided I had a frayed Labrum and sent me to PT. After 3 months, the shoulder was still frozen. The PT sent me to an Orthopaedic Surgeon. He operated saying that I had a SLAP lesion, Rotator Tear and Decompression. After several more months of therapy, the shoulder is still frozen. The surgeon manipulated it under anesthesia. It is extremely painful in the bicep and at the rear of my shoulder, still frozen. The PT says it is all my fault because I am unable to tolerate the pain well enough to get past the frozen shoulder. The burning pain was so severe at the back, that I nearly passed out. It radiates down the arm. The only thing helped by the surgery, is the numbness I had in my hand. However, it is not replaced by aching and burning sensations. I don't know what is wrong, at the end of my rope with this severe pain and the frozen shoulder. Any suggestions?

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