Hi everyone - I wonder if there's anyone else here with a rotator cuff problem, and specifically if you've had problems getting it diagnosed and treated quickly enough? I won't bore you with the details but basically I've had a catalogue of misdiagnoses since I first got shoulder pain several years ago. I have a fibromyalgia diagnosis, so there's a tendency for the doctors to attribute any pain I get to fibro. I'm sick of hearing from the doctors "it's just your fibro" or "it's just muscular".
Anyway, I finally managed to persuade my doc to send me for an X-ray of my worst shoulder (they're both dodgy, but the right is much worse than the left). Seeing the results, the doc was suddenly galvanised into action and started to take me seriously. Apparently, there's some narrowing of a space in the bone where the muscle/tendons join the bone at the shoulder (I guess due to osteoarthritis? I have this in several other places). They now fear that the muscle/tendon has become frayed or torn. I've got an appointment for an ultrasound scan in a few weeks to take a better look at it. If there's no tear, they'll give me a guided steroid injection there and then. If there is a tear, it will be physiotherapy - with a possible op if physio doesn't work.
Anyway, I'm really annoyed that they've left me so long with this injury/problem. Everything I read about it says the sooner it's treated, the more likely it is to recover - but I've just been left to fester with it. Is there anyone else here who's had a rotator cuff injury left untreated for a long time? If so, have you been able to recover properly from it? Would love to hear. Thanks.