Posted by juliebernal | Filed under Chronic Illness/Rare Disease, Diabetes/Blood Sugar, Dysautonomia/Autonomic Dysfunction & Neuropathy, Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS), Gastroparesis (Delayed Gastric Emptying), Hypermobility (Joint, Muscle & Ligament Pain & Weakness), Nausea & Vomiting, Recovery & Coping
July 16-July 8, 2014
Shoulder pain and weakness! Ugh! Life with a connective tissue disorder – EDS! I threw my shoulder out. And then another pop. Thought it would get better on its own because sometimes I can pop my shoulder back in place. But it just got worse. Finally went to chiro for adjustment. He said my bicep looks bad and I knocked it out of its grove which I think it means it is a tendon subluxation. Said I should have not waited so long because it looks like it caused bicep tendonitis and likely some long term damage. He popped my bicep tendon back in place and adjusted my shoulder and neck along with everything else he normally does.
After icing and resting for a few days the pain only got worse. Was unable to lift or turn my arm and was hard to sleep because of it. Very painful. The physical therapist believed I might have had a torn labrum (part of the shoulder). Had a X-ray and CT scan which looked okay. But an MRI is the one that tends to show tears and such, but I cannot have one because of my pacemaker. So, I have been doing physical therapy for my shoulder and also my hips (because my hips are also very weak and in pain right now).
They have been taping my shoulder and it has been helping greatly. Seeing improvement and looks like I likely will not need surgery at this time.