I have a rotator cuff tear and full biceps tear in my right shoulder/arm. I have also just been diagnosed with a full thickness tear in my left shoulder/arm. Probably due to over use because I am right handed and have been using my left arm more. I have to see the Orthapaedic Consultant again when I get an apoointment. My problem is I am alergic to codeine or any codeine based tablets,. I am limited to the amount of Ibuprofen I can take because I am on anticoagulants and I am taking maximum dose of paracetemol. I go to physio and also use gel and hot packs to help the pain. Has anyone else got same problem with taking painkillers.

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  • My husband can't take ibuprofen, Tylenol doesn't help much so he uses a different narcotic than codeine. But sounds like you need to be assessed for possible surgery? The good news is that several of my family/friends have had that surgery recently and did VERY well. New techniques such as Game Ready ice machine and a nerve block at end of surgery really helped. Message me if you want details.

  • Thanks for that. I have been assessed regarding surgery and unfortunately because of my other medical conditions and my age both arms are inoperable. I have other complications too. Injections seem to be the only answer at the moment.

  • How old are toy?????.Did you have a Cray or mri scan .We're you told results straight away or did you have to wait a while.???

  • Hi. I had ultrasounds and XRays. Results were immediate. The radiographer showed me the ultrasound and XRay and sent reports to the Consultant.

  • Hi what did the results show.????

  • Massive rotator cuff tear inoperable. Two snapped biceps. Arthritis. All right shoulder/arm.

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