Shoulder pain

So . . . . . I am in agony with my left shoulder! On slow release morphine topping up with liquid morphine, luckily it doesn't make me drowsy so am managing to function. X-ray results came back showing wear and tear at the end of both right and left clavicles and in the ball/socket joint on left. This wasn't a surprise but doesn't explain the pain I'm suffering in what I feel is behind my scapula.

Over the past year or so I have had both shoulders injected and the pain responded well to the cortisone but this recent pain is different.

Anyone have a similar experience?

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  • Hi Nanafifi. I hope someone comes along with some suggestions for you. Hugs G. X

  • Oh Hun I'm there with u!!!!...... Both my shoulders in agony........what 2 do?????!!!!

  • Hi Phoo2 ,

    The pain wears you down doesn't it? I phoned my consultant's secretary to see if I could be seen early as I'm not due to see Rheumatologist till March. Clinics are choc-a-bloc so I'm down for a cancellation . I need an MRI to see what's going on there!!

    Good luck with getting your problem sorted out too.

    Very gentle hugs! 😊


  • I can relate to shoulder pain, at the age of 52 I've had both shoulders replaced - the second one in October last year so I'm still doing the physio. I can now raise both arms above my head but this time last year I had the first one in a sling and could barely lift a cup with the other. If you are offered a replacement I'd say go for it, I even wrote a blog about my experience.

  • Hi ShellyC23 ,

    Thanks for replying to my post, 52 seems very young to have both shoulders replaced :-( I'm glad you're feeling the benefit. Did you have a lot of pain behind the scapula? I also have pain sort of at the lower tip of the shoulder blade, almost under my arm?

    I would love to read your blog, where can I find it?

  • Hi yes I was in terrible pain, sometimes from the shoulder up into neck and sometimes down to my wrist. I felt pain right under my arm too although I think this may have been caused by muscle tension. I think I'm on the mend now though. If you want to read all the gory details if before and after surgery go to

    Please let know know if there is anything I can help you with 😃

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