Just found this website which I've found really helpful so far. I'm in agony at moment with my left shoulder and arm, so much to the point I can no longer put my arm behind my back because of the severity of the pain and stiffness. I'm basically crawling the walls with the pain and need advice. I'm currently seeing a shoulder consultant at my local hospital and my next appointment is 7th December (brought forward 3 weeks because I'm in agony!) anyway, it started after I had an operation for Carpal Tunnel and an Ulnar Nerve decompression on my right hand and elbow nearly two years ago (my symptoms are much worse since, the burning I get doing stuff like typing is unbearable etc) so wish I'd never had it done. Anyway started having severe shoulder pain in my right shoulder after and had physio injections etc and have been on numerous painkillers. Nighttime is the worst, I'm lucky if I get two hours sleep a night and always crying with the pain. I had an MRI Scan in October on my right shoulder (after much begging to my consultant who was reluctant to let me have one due to the cost - I think the health service in the UK is disgusting) and I get the results on the 7th but now it's reversed and now my left shoulder has just gone completely stiff and I've NEVER had pain like this in my life, even putting my coat on to go out is absolute agony. I feel like the consultant isn't listening to me and just need support from others who are going through similar symptoms etc, what you advise etc. Any ideas as to what I might have etc. I'm only 36 years old and feel my life is slipping away from me. I don't know how much longer I can bear this pain to be honest. Sorry to be so down but just needed to talk about it. Would be good to hear from others in a similar plight.
Thanks for listening