at the time i was refused surgery & told physio would heal it over time. to this day i still suffer from problems with my shoulder & due to having to rely on using only my left shoulder for a period of time i now have problems with that. i still do physio but often find myself in pain or unable to properly use my shoulder for several days afterwards. i'm told that surgery is a last resort but through research have heard that hgh or steroids may be able to help in the recovery of my shoulder. is this applicable in my situation & if so what requirements are needed to be prescribed said drugs?
Carniboy: Without proper treatment, symptoms of a rotator cuff injury or tear can persist for months or years, and usually become worse over time.
Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugsNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which come in pills and in a cream that you rub over the sore area. Or you can use acetaminophen.
Corticosteroid shots. These are strong medicines that are usually given only after 3 to 4 weeks of other treatment. If the first shot doesn't help much, a second shot may be given to make sure that the first shot was given in the right place. But there is rarely a need for more than a few shots.
Medicines don't heal rotator cuff disorders. They help with pain and inflammation. This allows you to start exercises to stretch and gradually strengthen the shoulder, which reduces the risk of stiffness or a frozen shoulder.
Hope this helps :)
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