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Shoulder injury, pain, tremor

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 30, 2007
  • 00:31 PM

I fell from a horse onto my left shoulder 15 months ago, injuring it badly. I landed on my shoulder tip initially, with my arm tucked under to protect my ribs. The ground was frozen sand, and I had pain from the outset. It felt better to keep my arm in a forward position, intially in a high arm sling. I had an x-ray which was ok, but am still waiting for physio (should have pushed harder). I'm right handed.
Now I have a number of problems:
From the outset my arms (both) would go numb if I slept in certain positions. This still happens, but maybe to a lesser extent.
My shoulder is stiff, achy, clicks and is weak. I have problems lifting and particularly moving it behind me against pressure (closing a drawer to the side of etc. Back-stroke is agony.
I get aching over the mid-clavicle, at the joint I think with the scapula
I get numbness/tingling in my little and ring fingers sometimes.
I get a burning/aching in my forearm sometimes.
Now I have a postural resting tremor, variable intensity, in the affected hand. It goes away for a while if I move my shoulder around. I think I've had it a few months, but now it is more obvious. Alcohol doesn't affect it either way, and I only take lansoprazole regularly.
I don't really want to see my GP right now as I am applying for a job in another country, and don't want it on my medical record.
Any suggestions re cause eg nerve damage, likely response to physio etc?

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  • I can't give you any advice , but i feel your pain.. it's been about 10 dys since i disclocated my shldr and i'm surfin the net for info..lots of company for me ,yours might be a variation of a terrible injury,anterior,posterior,subluxations,ouch surgery seems to be the answer according to a slew of docs,that's where it gets fuzzy...why wait? must be a reason...."evidence suggests that primary repair at the time of injury prevents further occurnce..."says mayo clinic or some group of orthos....my therapist saz no way would anyone operate while swollen etc..how many "pop-outs"do i go thru before surgery is offered...cut out sweets,reduce carbs,cut back on protein cause ya wont need it at Ghandis institute of fragile arms,useless limbs..sorry owww
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 19, 2007
    • 00:42 AM
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  • I would check your symptoms at a shoulder specific site such as http://slaptear.com I went there when I had shoulder surgery and I got a lot of useful info. The people are super nice too.
    FranklinJones 1 Replies
    • August 30, 2007
    • 04:44 PM
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