Done! 2nd MRI but on other shoulder!

glenda_alMay 9, 2013

Went Saturday for appointment, but they were running way behind so I rescheduled.

Doctor wants to see what's going on with my right shoulder, and hope to prevent it from getting as bad as my left.

Seated MRI, and only took 45 minutes. Not that bad.

Fingers crossed.

Left shoulder is the worst, and I'm getting a hyaluronic acid shot in it this coming Monday.

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pam_25f

I never heard of that shot before. Is it arthritis that it is getting your shoulders? Hope the right shoulder isn't as bad.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 5:32PM
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glenda_al

Left shoulder has two tears in the rotato cuff plus arthritis.

Had a steroid shot first time.

The hyaluronic acid is a natural lubricant you body produces, but they give it in the joints when necessary.

I had been taking the capsules, but doctor told me they don't do that much good, as they tend just to go thru your body. So she suggested the shot.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 5:39PM
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Georgysmom

Good luck with the results on the second MRI.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 6:09PM
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marie_ndcal

Nephew of our had that--surgery was the only way to help according to his Dr. Took 3 months off work, playing golf now. Usually the only solution is surgery, sorry to say. Neighbor just went thru this also.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 6:21PM
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glenda_al

Have appointment with surgeon in June. WIll see!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 6:24PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Did anyone else see the expose about steroidal shots in the spine and joints? They aren't and never have been FDA approved for that purpose. Some manufacturers have even changed their labeling, trying to make it clear to physicians that their drugs should not be injected into the spine, knee, hips, shoulder, or other joints.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 6:41PM
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katlan

My sister and my father in law both had torn rotator cuffs that had to be repaired surgically. My FIL's was really bad, he let it go for a long time, then got hit by a drunk driver, that really jarred it. The rotator cuff was torn and the muscle was actually starting to pull away from the bone. A big mess.

I'm glad you're getting this taken care of, don't let it get any worse. Lots of good luck!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 7:24PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Edited to remove double post.

This post was edited by rhizo_1 on Thu, May 9, 13 at 22:24

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glenda_al

hmmmm, rhizo, why the delete?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 11:22PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Because somehow my earlier post about steroid shots was repeated.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 5:45AM
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