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are you taking ani-inflamatories before you go to bed?i have arthritis in my neck and that helps me somrtimes..if not,cortisone is a temp fix,not really an answer though..you shouls see a specialist,and probally have you see a physical therapist...another option,a GOOD chiropractor might possibly help and put you on some natural stuff to help..hope u find a solution!!!! lol,chris

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I have pain in both shoulders and elbows. I started having discomfort years ago, when I quit boxing. Now the time to address it...can't put it off anymore!

Steve, you need to get those shoulders x-rayed to determine if the pain is from inflammation in the joints, or soft tissues(muscles, tendons, ligaments). The treatments are different for each. I have great success using ultra-sound, interferential current, and manipulation for shoulder arthritis, with a cocktail of joint factor nutrients. Good luck.

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Good question, Elle. That's what I was going to ask.

A torn rotator cuff, if not taken care of or identified right away, will grow adhesions and leave you with "frozen shoulder," the inability to move it, or a very limited range of motion at best.

I pushed a rack of music stands obliquely out of the way with my left arm and developed an injury. I thought it would go away and didn't realize I was "favoring" that shoulder by not using it. Within 6 months, I couldn't move my left arm up very high. A first grade teacher who had gone through the same thing identified it and recommended her doctor, whom I visited. He gave me a cortisone shot that kicked like a mule, and referred me to Health South, which cured the problem with therapy, which included (horribly) not playing the violin at all for 3 months and 2-4 hours of exercises each night. I hated not playing, but they told me I had to do all this or I would never play again, so I complied.

GET IT LOOKED AT IMMEDIATELY!!! Motrin is no cure!

:)--D

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Steve: I had a frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, as my doctor called it, for almost five years in my right shoulder. I went from being a basketball coach that used to entertain the kiddies with my accuracy to shoot from center court to one who couldn't even hit the rim on a free throw, the pain was so bad. I went through rigorous physical therapy four times a week for two years that hurt so much I wanted to punch the therapist often, and my range of motion showed zero improvement, but when I started swimming at a health club, within four months, I had almost doubled the improvement!

The frustrating thing, and I hate to tell you this, is my doctor had told me that people who usually get it, end up having it eventually in the other arm, too. While my right shoulder is completely cured now, and has been for a few years, I have started to get the pain in my left arm for the past three months or so. This time they have tried to get me to rotate between ice and heat, as it's difficult for me (being a diabetic) to add any pain meds to what I already take. Best of luck, my friend! If it is this, I don't envy you, but can surely relate to the pain. I'm fortunate that I can still play the piano without any issues, but lifting it can be tough.

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Gosh, I'm so sorry to hear you folks are suffering so much discomfort.

I had similar, very painful symptoms and weakness in my shoulder and arm for months but realized I was sleeping with my arm and shoulder in an ackward position.

Once I began focusing on a better sleeping posture the pain eventually went away.

Hope you all get relief soon.

Belle

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I think I'd try the cortizone shot before anything. Never had one myself, but my mom suffers from severe arthritis pain in her knee. After the shot, the pain is gone in about 20 minutes and she doesn't need another shot for 5 months. Hopefully, your problem isn't arthritis and will clear up soon. Whatever you choose to do about it, I hope it works for you.

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You can't try anything until you first determine what is causing the pain. A torn rotator cuff is a complicated problem, and can only be accurately diagnosed by MRI with contrast. Unusual to get a rotator cuff tear in both shoulders. If there is pain without loss of joint range of motion, could be bursitis. Also, how is the strength against resistance, as in lifting weight? Make sure you see a good shoulder specialist. Be careful of cortisone..it weakens bones, can cause ulcers, and can accelerate the onset of diabetes.

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I also have a shoulder arthritis. Frozen shoulder and calcareous deposition.

I often can’t sleep at night.

So I feel uneasy to know your pain.

Steve, We're hoping for your quick recovery from Tokyo.

Aventurine, calcium deposits in the shoulder can be gradually dissolved using low-volt galvanic current iontophoresis. It uses acetic acid and is safe.

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