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reoccuring symptom......

Posted In: Shoulder conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: slickvic277
  • September 23, 2010
  • 00:12 AM

Hello everyone. I'll try to keep my story short, hopefully someone will be able to shed some light on the situation.

Back in October of 2009 I developed a extremely painful muscle spasm in the front of my shoulder. It was to the point were I couldn't lift my arm above my shoulder level with out being in severe pain which was caused by the spasm.

In December of 2009 I was diagnosed with a type 2 slap tear and underwent surgery in January of 2010. The procedure went great. They repaired the tear with 2 sutures and removed the bursa. I was 3 months post-op and felt terrific! I was cleared to go back to my job full time. After being only back to work less then a week I developed the spasm again and the pain became unbearable.

I left work and went back to rest and then PT. Several months had past and my condition had only deteriorated. I had another arthroscopic procedure this August to repair the tear, again. They added two more sutures and removed a small bone spur.

Now I am only about six weeks out and two weeks into therapy and the spasms are returning. This spasm is extremely painful and will make me drop my arm to the side of my body. Some times the spasm will last for over a minute (which feels like an eternity) and will then cause the shoulder to be sore and painful the rest of the day. basically I've been in pain for almost a year now.

I have not worked since December of last year and have really no improvement. The doctor keeps blowing the spasm off as no big deal and tells me it's normal. I do not agree. There has to be an underlying problem.

My question is, has anyone else ever experienced anything like this? If so how did you approach it?

I'm 30 years old and in pretty good shape. In the past year I have lost about 15-20 lbs of muscle and my shoulder is totally atrophied, basically skin and bones. I would like to return to my career and my normal life.

If anyone can offer some insight I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

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