Hello and Happy Easter to you all. I'm once again in need of advice, if anyone has any ideas/knowledge. Some years ago I had a rotator cuff injury which eventually healed and caused no further problems, but I suspect it's now rearing its head again. I've been on 11.5mg pred for over 2 weeks now, just waiting for the right time to reduce again, but for the last few days I've had a painful left shoulder which I thought at first was a sign the pmr would not tolerate any further reduction. But, as the other shoulder seems fine, I'm wondering if it's the pmr at all. If both shoulders felt like my right one, I wouldn't hesitate to drop my dose.
My question is, would it be a good or a bad idea to use a tens machine? This helped last time I had the rotator cuff problem (along with physio and ultimately a single steroid shot), but I suspect it might adversely affect the pmr - am I wrong? My thinking is that inflammation really doesn't need a kick in the same way that weakened/lazy muscles sometimes do. Do any of you have any thoughts on this please?