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shoulder, hip & now knee

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 4, 2006
  • 04:55 AM

I have had shoulder pain (right) for about 2 years. I had surgery for a bone spur & rotator cuff repair (very small tear). Now my other shoulder (left) is in major pain as well as my hip & knee all left side. I feel this pain that shoots down my leg from my buttocks (i think, could be from my hip?). This seems to be worst when I am lying down or when I get up in the morning.
At this point when I am standing up for a length of time I have to lift my left leg otherwise the pain starts to shoot down my leg.
My shoulders are worse in the morning.

Overall, I am a 27 year old woman. I am 5'8" and weight about 117. I am in good health. I did not injury my shoulder palying sports, kind of a mystery how I had a tear in the rotator cuff.

Please help, not really sure why this is happening. What type of Dr do I see for this? Any advice would be really helpful.

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  • Do you have flexible joints, hyper mobile, commonly known as double jointed. If so you will injure yourself without having had to do much and you will start to feel pain in more joints without any apparent reason.Hear from you soon.Agape, searchingsam
    searchingsam 54 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 07:47 AM
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  • It's a long shot, but you should probably be tested for Lyme disease. This affects the joints and can have other "strange" symtoms. Lyme comes from a tick bite, and you can have it for years w/o knowing it. I had it for 1 1/2 years before being diagnosed. By the time they figured it out I could hardly walk.It's a simple blood test. The last person I suggested to be tested was positive. Good Luck!
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    • December 4, 2006
    • 02:47 PM
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  • Meant to mention in my other post that may be you should go and see an osteopath to check your spine is in line. He/she can massage the muscles around your spine to release them as well as do any needed manipulation. You may have pinched nerves and the more out of line your spine becomes the more problems you are going to encounter.A couple of visits to a pilates practitioner, one on one, would also be of benefit to show you how to possition your shoulder blades, stand, sit and walk correctly. I had some hip displacement that I had suffered since at least nine years of age, then two years ago at the age of 35, my pilates instructor showed me an exercise to do and within a few minutes the change was so dramatic that my walking changed noticeably, so much so I must admit to shedding a tear or two. Yes, I am a senstive guy. :) I had some tendons that needed stretching in a particular way which could only be done with a special technique.Agape,searchingsam
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    • December 4, 2006
    • 09:52 PM
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