... cannot work, who is going to hire a new person in constant pain that cannot use their arm ! ? I'm afraid its moving into my left arm now, I'm feeling the ache that started this nightmare. I cannot sleep. I lay straight as a statue, propped up with pillows and still awaken several times in pain. I move to the recliner to try to sleep elavated. HOW can I sleep ? What's worked for others. I'm so tired and depressed. I have a 10 year old that cannot understand my constant pain and a husband that has never had anything wrong with him and cannot understand what I'm going through and I can tell is getting tired of me hurting and not being able to find work. What do I do ? What has worked for you ? I am in tears or on the verge daily :( Help ??
frozen shoulder issues and rotator cuff issues both calls about the same sleep disorders. I just had two rotator cuff muscles repaired in my right shoulder in June of 2012... my shoulder was great until I had a reinjury now the pain is worse than before. I have found that if I sleep on my back support my elbow and over with a pillow towards my belly it helps more than anything. Just because it works for me does not mean it will work for you though. My doctor recently put me on Butrans 10mcg/hr patches and that has made the largest difference in my pain levels than anything, even during sleep. I have also heard of people strapping their arm to their side while they sleep to keep it imobilized and that seems to work for some people. maybe you can find some relief soon because I know what the sleep deprivation from shoulder pain is like.
I had frozen shoulder on my left side last year and today I just got back from the doctors with frozen shoulder on my right side. The doctor treated me the same both times a shot of Cortizone in my shoulder. You will probably be in severe pain for about three days (I was, but worth it) and after that each day your arm will get better and better usually in less than two weeks time. I highly suggest this. Go to an orthopedic doctor for this.
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