Hi guys and gals,
I have confirmed arthritis in my right shoulder and also C3 to C6 in neck. Neck is manageable and generally is only mildly bothersome and is usually managed by exercises. Shoulder is a totally different issue and varies from a dull ache to incredible stabbing pain or longer periods of intense pain. Pain control can only be by CoCodomol 30/500 (at this stage) as I am on Warfarin and other pain killers can't be used.
I am in UK and am gonna be referred for a physio assessment due to pain now extending to soft tissue pain, and bolts of pain shooting down right arm to the 2nd and 3rd fingers which then tingle and go numb for a period of time. A Nerve is being trapped I suspect.
I am having a sports injury massage therapist work on soft tissue and this is a big help. the original injury/trauma occurred some 20 years ago when I slipped off a bungalow roof, turned in mid flight and speared into ground with my right shoulder. Nothing broke. This therapist feels that the original trauma has caused the bone to become enlarged and over time as I have aged and this is affecting a nerve.
My GP has now offered me steroid injections ......... not overly keen but thought I'd post on here and invite any comments. Thanks for staying with this to the end.