Lots of pain. Have had three cortisone shots over three years.First one was good for 12 months. Next one 7 months. Third one was a dud! In the meantime an xray has shown that the shoulder joint itself is in very bad shape ie all soft tissue gone from socket area etc etc.Now I am told that the shoulder pain is from bone spurs in the socket?and the shoulder pain is just referred pain. I am confused! Where should I have this proposed shot? Shoulder or tendon area? Should I get an MRI first?Help please!
I've had the same but my injury is over 20 years old and you want the cortisone in the Tendon area. The problem is, the more inflamed it gets, more inflammation is the result; increasing pain levels. If you have bony spurs IN the socket, these should be cleaned out and removed by keyhole surgery. If that doesn't happen your shoulder will end up being a constant source of misery. A torn Supraspinatus tendon often gets calcifications too as it mends. They look terrible on an x-ray if you have half a dozen or more.
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