June 2018 –
I am working part time as my shoulder is still not strong enough to cope with giving too many treatments.
I had surgery in December 2016 which sadly did not go as well as planned. I ended up with 6 months totally off work, not driving, not able to do very much really and alot of pain.
I’ve seen many clients over the years with shoulder pain. Some that take one or two treatments to give some relief and others that I have referred to their GP.
This time I’m the one in pain.
I have suffered for a good many years with a painful shoulder – I knew that it was probably a tear but as it did not cause me too much of a problem I managed.
The Rotator Cuff.
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that connects the four muscles of the upper shoulder to the bones – one of mine has a tear.
When the tendons or muscles of the rotator cuff tear, you are no longer able to lift or rotate your arm with the same range of motion as before the injury and you can have significant pain associated with shoulder motion. The pain is also very common at night, often radiating down the arm. This has been my problem.
I have had two Cortisone steroid injections which did reduce the inflammation and control the pain. But it is advisable to avoid repeated treatments.
So December 17th 2016 I’m going to be “fixed”.
My arm will remain in a sling for about least 3 weeks. I can wear the sling when out and about and for sleeping, but will be able to remove it for dressing, bathing and light activities as guided by my physiotherapist. It does mean that I will be unable to use the arm throughout this time for most other activities.
All my existing clients are being offered appointments with Claire and for the time being we will not be taking on any new ones.
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