Evening all. Anyone have any tips for shoulder problems? My left shoulder has been getting worse for a couple of weeks but the last couple of weeks it's been excruciatingly unbearably painful - and I'm used to pain! It's really sharp and seems to be random as to which movement sparks it but when it catches I'm literally doubled over in pain. The doc has referred me to the physio team for assessment and treatment advice but he's not sure if it's an impingement, a rotator cuff injury or possibly even an unstable shoulder that is popping out of place as ive had a sub luxation on this side before. I had an impingement on my right a few years back but it was nowhere near this bad and the exercises I was given for that really aren't helping this time. Plus I'm getting almost like a grazed feeling in my palm in that hand - it's kind of pins and needles but rougher.
Doc has given me max strength coproxamol to help me overnight as it was keeping me awake. It helps but the pain is getting through them which surprised me as usually they kill everything pain wise. I've just got myself a neoprene shoulder support and it's good for restricting my movement so it's not sparking off so much but it's just moved where the pain is to higher up my shoulder and more over my collarbone rather than being down the inside of my bicep. It's also making my shoulder blade hurt at the back.
So anyone else had anything similar and any tips to help with it - I'm not sure when my appointment will come through but I'm really struggling to wait much longer.
Thanks in advance as always x