The pain is in my arm Doc!

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Hankjam, May 16, 2011.

  1. Hankjam

    Hankjam Guest

    Over the years I been impressed with the level of medical discussion
    on this ng. About three months ago my right shoulder started to give
    me jipp. Can't remember anything in particular happening. It is now
    pretty damn painful, wake up having rolled on and whole area is
    screaming.. lean to do something with right arm and arrghhh... docs
    now have me on 3 x 400 mg Ibuprfoen and 4 2x 30 / 500 Co-codamol
    Paracetamol... not too sure if they are helping as the pain levels are
    still pretty much the same....had X-ray of shoulder last week, not got
    result yet... next thing doc is suggesting is steroids...

    I'm wondering if there are any specialists I should be seeing before
    GP starts with steroids.

    Thanks for your time

    Hankjam, May 16, 2011
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  2. Hankjam

    Tim Guest

    If you're needing thst many painkillers you're overdue for a referral to a
    physiotherapist. They can be very good on shoulder pain. Worth splashing
    out some of you own money if you're in a hurry although you should be able
    to get NHS treatment.

    Tim, May 16, 2011
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  3. Hankjam

    Krusty Guest

    That sounds like quite a lot.
    He's suggesting steroids without seeing the x-ray results or making a
    diagnosis? Not called Doctor House is he?
    Sounds like /any/ specialist would be a good plan, even if it's a vet
    or optician.
    Krusty, May 16, 2011
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    Derek Turner Guest

    Do you use a computer mouse a lot? Could it be RSI? I had this and cured
    it in less than a week by changing to a Logitech Trackman.
    Derek Turner, May 16, 2011
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    Vass Guest

    ?While we're doing this
    I have pains in my elbow for the past 3 weeks (thought it was the GS, but
    apparently not) [1] says its tennis elbow with no cure
    The effect is I'm losing mobility in my fingers when writing and I've almost
    now got to lift my forearm with my other hand.
    a throbbing almost burning pain runs along the forearm and accross the top
    of the hand sometimes.
    its better when its been moving all day, but sit still for an hour and its
    what say the FOAK? cut it off?
    [1] my crap doctor refers me to this and google all the bloody time
    Vass, May 16, 2011
  6. I had something like this. My right upper arm was aching and stiff and
    the suddenly it turned into failure to raise right arm above shoulder
    height without almost passing out. Which meant I couldn't get dressed or
    brush my hair let alone drive or use the PC.
    My doctor diagnosed a frozen shoulder and gave me a physio regime and
    codeine for a week. It's much better now but could recur at any time.
    Look up adhesive capsulitis.

    LucretiaBorgia, May 16, 2011
  7. Hankjam

    Krusty Guest

    Rest it completely until it goes away. Could take weeks, but it's the
    only cure aiui.
    Krusty, May 16, 2011
  8. Hankjam

    Pete Fisher Guest

    Just over a year ago I had something similar. It was (even more of) a
    real struggle to get in to my racing leathers or put on a coat, and if I
    stretched out my left arm to pick something up it was very painful.
    Couldn't get to sleep if lying on that side. Physio after doses of a
    strong NSAID (can't remember which) sorted it.

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    Pete Fisher, May 16, 2011
  9. Hankjam

    sleazy Guest

    Previous injuries? I had rotator cuff surgery in spring of 2009 to
    remove a bone spur that caused exactly what you're describing. The
    spur basically was sawing thru the rotator cuff, the result being I
    couldn't lift my arm hardly at all. My right shoulder is showing signs
    of the same thing now.

    MRI shows soft tissue, not x-rays. I'd be talking about a specialist
    visit and proper diagnosis before starting a heavy dosage routine like
    sleazy, May 16, 2011
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    Jim Guest

    I had something like that and it turned out to be caused by a bone chip
    floating around in the elbow.
    Jim, May 16, 2011
  11. Hankjam

    Paul - xxx Guest

    I reckon you need a Physio more than you need that GP.

    I have a few issues relating to a broken neck in my younger days, but
    also had a frozen shoulder .. only thing that cures it is a few weeks
    of physio, Diclofenac/co-codamol as necessary and as much rest as
    possible in-between physio appointments.

    Don't, whatever you do, try to force the shoulder back through the
    pain, it really doesn't help and can set the healing process back a
    long way. DAMHIKIJD OK .. ;)
    Paul - xxx, May 16, 2011
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    CT Guest

    Krusty wrote:

    [tennis elbow]
    I had something similar[1] a while back and I concur - it did take

    [1] self-diagnosis via the internet showed that TE was as good a name
    for it as anything else.
    CT, May 16, 2011
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    boots Guest

    Not a solution but try devil's claw it can be efficacious where
    conventional pain killers are not.
    boots, May 16, 2011
  14. Hankjam

    ginge Guest

    Ask GP for a steroid injection to the suspected inflamed nerve tunnel.
    ginge, May 16, 2011
  15. Hankjam

    CT Guest

    <mode=old joke>
    If he's getting a cortisone injection I want a new car too!
    CT, May 16, 2011
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    Beav Guest

    Frozen Shoulder. Have fun, coz it's a ****. Cortizone is generally used as
    an early "treatment", but it's not very effective although it does give the
    quacks a nice 18 month period in which to do absolutely **** all.
    Beav, May 16, 2011
  17. Hankjam

    Beav Guest

    "Crankers Wamp" over here.

    Shoulders and elbows both suffer and if you've had one of them go bad, the
    other is likely to folow, or so I was told. Correctly too. One elbow and
    both shoulders. Shoulders needed operating on to sort 'em out.

    Neither was a raging success I have to say.
    Beav, May 16, 2011
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    Jeweller Guest

    I've had similar problems.
    re physio, I went to our local sports injuries/physio college.
    For a session of 6 weeks I paid next to nothing and got terrific
    treatment from the [supervised] student and an end to my pains.
    Jeweller, May 16, 2011
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    crn Guest

    When I had a shoulder issue the GP put a special (cortisone?) injection
    in the joit. Scrape me off the ceiling time as the needle worked its
    way in then instant relief - walked home bloody perfect.
    A few years later the same treatment for TE and the same result.
    crn, May 16, 2011
  20. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Beav
    Try asking your GP if he can refer you to get that chip removed, that
    should sort you out admirably.
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, May 16, 2011
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