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Snapping Scapula Syndrome

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  • Posted By: thomasans
  • March 13, 2007
  • 10:24 PM

After complaining of scapula pain for months, an MRI was done and I needed rotator cuff repair, and my bicep was releaseed. I went to therapy post op and seem to have recovered from the surgery just fine. The problem is the scapula pain is back and hurting worse than before. The scapula rubs and clicks when moved. It feels like a pinched nerve and is making me suicidal. Have tried several antii inflamitorys as well as narcotics with little relief. My doctor has said I should learn to "live with the pain". I just don't think anyone should have to if there may be a solution. I have found a few MD's who have successfully treated symptoms similar to mine, but they are over 1000 miles away. I believe I could have scapulothoracic bursa that are inflamed, some interference to a nerve that is close to my scapula, or perhaps just muscle atrophy . I can't get any ortho in Spokane to address these issues. Is it because they don't know or don't want to be bothered. One ortho said " snapping scapula isn't painfull". It's not imagined-IT HURTS like ***l.
Any suggestions ? I was looking at the MAYO clinic in Minn as a last option.. Thanks

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