I'm 60 years old, and have been very active all of my life. My upper arm muscles we're both hurting, range of motion very limited, also my forearm muscles are now aching, throbbing, burning, sharp pains. I've never been weak in my entire life but this is awful. I went to me my doctor... confirmed I have bilateral rotator cuff tendinopathy. (Basically I've worn myself out). Two cortizone shots, one in each shoulder... oh the relief for 13 days!!! I've been taking advil, and now the tendons in my hips to my thighs down to my knees are hurting. My question is does anyone else have this, and could someone please just tell me if I will eventually freeze, not be able to walk... Just trying to turn over in bed is, once again painful as my arms can't even push my body. Please, I hope someone it there to understand me. I am not a sickley person... Thank you and Blessings, mary jo
Bilateral rotator cuff tendinopathy - will I eventually freeze and not be able to walk?
- 21 Feb 2012 by mary jo scace
- 2 January 2013
- tendonitis, pain, doctor, muscle, burning
Added 11 Mar 2012:
Hi Mary's, I am diaganosed with polymyalsia pheumatica. Have been put on predensone and have heard the worst of that except my pain is manageable. will i truly gain weight, eyesite go bad, teeth, etc.....please share with me if someone has this disease, thank you and blessing,mary jo
Hi MaryJo, & welcome to the site. Aging is no fun is it? My husband is just 61, & has had to have rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders. The left, they did nerve conduction studies first, (EMG's) & he already has very bad nerve damage in both arms upper & forearm. Also could you be getting a little arthritis? It can start at your age even in a healthy person. This might explain the hip pain also, or maybe being too active is just taking it's toll now.Have you ever injured your lower back? Sometimes this will present as hip & leg pain , not back pain. Just throwing a couple of possiblilities out there to you. I know my kids were really into sports, & were having ankle & knee surgeries in their twenties. Not unusual for very active people.
Do you take any supplements at all? A all around good Vitamin & mineral, plus either fish oil or flaxseed oil, Vit. B complex, Vit. C & E, calcium for your bones at your age would not hurt too along with vit. D3. Citracal has this in it with magnesium. Some say glucosamine helps too, but I have severe osteoarthritis, & found it doesn't help me at all. It's a good idea to be very proactive about you health & conditions. If none of these ideas appeal to you, I would check back with the doctor that did you shoulder injection. Did they do EMG's? Hard to tell if there is nerve damage that would still cause the pain or a torn rotator cuff without a CT with a horribly painful injection of a special dye that shows exactly where the tear is & how bad. An orthopaedic would order these tests for you. I do hope you get to feeling better. As I said it's h*ll to get older! Best wishes to you...
Are you taking a cholestral lowering medicine? It does that. Look up statin-- lokk up <SpaceDoc.com> I'm in physical therapy from simivastatin. It attacks the feet and lower legs of most people, but some have their arms attacked first. Do you have nausea, headaches, stiffness, dizzyness, stomach problems, fungus in the mouth, feeling hot, inability to turn over in bed, memory problems, joint pain, cramps in feet-hands-back-legs,cramps so bad they are labeled as seizures, is your urine darker, feel pins and needles like your feet are asleep, your tongue turn white from thrush, get a cough that you can't get over, smell things that aren't there? I've had that and more- Right now I'm having cramps in my hands-and my calves are on fire. I'm wearing special shoes, in physical therapy, and spend over an hour a day with ice packs on my ankles. Do you have thyroid trouble- that increases the chance of amputation.
last night I hired a dog walker-I was walking 1.5-10 miles a day this June-then I took simivastatin. Good news-my urine is back to a normal color-and the doctors have hope for me
Hi again, MaryJo. Was wondering how you are doing??? Have things improved for you or not? Did they find anything specific for you? Many of us have what is called fibromyalgia. You should read up on it a bit. Some of your symptoms sound like they could be that also, especially if you are not any better. I do hope you are, & wish you a wonderful New Year...
I, too would like to know how you are doing. I have been on prednisone almost eight years. We may have some tales to exchange. Karen
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