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  • #119791
    Shoulder Pain

    Hello.

    Hope you all had a nice Christmas.

    I’m just posting to ask advice on shoulder pain. I think there is some instability in the ligaments and I keep pulling/irritating my right shoulder. Today I am in so much pain when I move it, I can still get about but I have work tomorrow and am just wondering what is the best thing to do for a pulled ligament/muscle? How can I avoid constantly pulling this. Gp and consultant have given up on me so I refuse to go to doctor about any of this.

    Thanks for any tips :)

    croissant
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    #119792
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    hi merry christmas

    my go to methods are
    hot and cold heat pads. alternated.

    lidacain pain patches if you have them. its weird but as well as the med in the pad it acts like a spint. I use them on my wrist after I type too much.

    volteral rub boots sells this.

    I often sit with a bean roll cushion wedged under my armpit to lift arm. muscles have wasted to a point that my shoulder sort of slides down and out of position pulling on my neck and back muscle.

    massage from somebody dishy ;) . I find it best to have them massage down neck then over shoulders as alot of my pain is being tense coz I am in pain .

    there is shoulder support things but I found they reduced movement in the shoulder blade.

    MD has some specialist Physios head office might be able to get you in touch. not much good for tomorrow. the one for my area recommended some great wrist supports to buy.

    hope you can work a way around it.

    cat

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

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    #119797
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    hi merry christmas

    my go to methods are
    hot and cold heat pads. alternated.

    lidacain pain patches if you have them. its weird but as well as the med in the pad it acts like a spint. I use them on my wrist after I type too much.

    volteral rub boots sells this.

    I often sit with a bean roll cushion wedged under my armpit to lift arm. muscles have wasted to a point that my shoulder sort of slides down and out of position pulling on my neck and back muscle.

    massage from somebody dishy ;) . I find it best to have them massage down neck then over shoulders as alot of my pain is being tense coz I am in pain .

    there is shoulder support things but I found they reduced movement in the shoulder blade.

    MD has some specialist Physios head office might be able to get you in touch. not much good for tomorrow. the one for my area recommended some great wrist supports to buy.

    hope you can work a way around it.

    cat

    Oooooh thank you so much! :ty:

    Haha can’t stop laughing at the massage bit :D

    croissant
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    #119798
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    :D

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

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    #119808
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    Well I had to go to the gp today as I was in so much pain last night. He says it is a muscle knot????? :?

    How can it be so painful? I couldn’t lie on it or get out of bed to go to the toilet and every jerking/jolt is very painful.

    Does anyone know what the magical words are to get a referral? I have lots of problems going on with my walking and and posture and all sorts that could be greatly improved by orthotics or/and insoles/ot help but I don’t seem to get any help for anything. I try to figure it out myself and buy braces but I can never measure or figure it out right and worry I am making problems worse.

    I have had enough, I just feel like I am pushed to the wayside and no-one cares. I am in a lot of pain everyday and I have one weak shoulder that will no doubt need replacing in years because I’m not worth the money of the referral.

    I feel so frustrated, what am I supposed to do?

    croissant
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    #119809
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    really feel for you. cyber hug. Did GP not give any pain meds or practical help??

    the MD Physio refereed me to the NHS wheelchair people.

    Next time you go to GP take a letter stating where you want refereed and why this way its in writing. and stuff always gets bypassed or forgotten. send the same letter to the Neuro as well.

    the hospital podiatry clinic does my below knee stuff. but have also had supports via the physio. not sure who would do the shoulder support. last back support I had was from Yorkhill sick kids (not yesterday)

    Have a look at your GP and local health service web sites. some things are self referral. your OT might even be able to refer.

    dont think wearing a badly fitted support will make it worse it just wont support and will bug the hell out of you. could cause skin sores which you can do without.

    cat

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    #119811
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    this is NHS Lothians blurb (couldnt find NHS Lanarkshires)

    How can I get physiotherapy?

    There is a referral management system in place for out-patient and domiciliary services.

    Adults with musculoskeletal (MSK) health issues can self refer themselves for physiotherapy by calling the NHS24 MSK Advice & Triage Service on 0845 604 0001 between 9am & 6 pm Mon-Fri. You will then be taken through the triage process by NHS24.
    Please note this only applies to MSK problems in adults, all other conditions, including in children (under 16 years old) should be dealt with by your GP or Consultant.

    Alternatively, access is also available via a direct referral from a GP, Consultant, or other qualified NHS or Social Work healthcare professional.

    Separate referral systems are in place for Mental Health and Learning Disability services.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

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    #119814
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    Thanks so much Catatude! :)

    The gp just told me to take paracetemol lol.

    I don’t have an ot, I will definitely look into self referral. I had a think tonight and I just got annoyed and thought I will have to go private I think. Not sure I can afford it, maybe I should try self referral first.

    Thanks so much for that info, having a good look now. :)

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    #119815
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    Thanks so much Catatude!
    The gp just told me to take paracetemol lol.

    Www dat **** me off …. might as well suck an M&M for all the good they would do :bang:

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    #119822
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    hey M&Ms have great placebo effect. or choc buttons and pringles. everything feels better with pringles.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

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    #119825
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    :lol:

    I love this forum.

    croissant
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    #119832
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    hey M&Ms have great placebo effect. or choc buttons and pringles. everything feels better with pringles.

    There’s nothing placebo about Pringles :LOL:

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

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    #119838
    Reply To: Shoulder Pain

    Hello.

    Gp and consultant have given up on me so I refuse to go to doctor about any of this.

    Thanks for any tips :)

    I don’t imagine your GP has really given up on you, though it might seem that way to you, There are other painkillers stronger than Paracetamol that might help you, which could probably be prescribed. You shouldn’t need to go private. I am currently taking Oxycodone and Pregabalin for pain as well as Paracetamol. They help me and might help you too.

    Sybylla

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