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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Need treatment for shoulder pain

Hi How are you tonight, I have a real bad shoulder pain. Not muscles by deeper. I had surgery for a labral tear in my r shoulder, and the pain Im feeling is so much the same. Could it be the same? Hurts under ear on l side. When I put my arm out straight i can only go shoulder hieght, then feels burning and pinching feeling. Heat helps the pain settle. Dont want pain pills to fix it, R shoulder surgery got me hooked on that stuff. Clean 13.5 months. You have any ideas, or should I just hit my dr? Thanks you Brett
Mon, 13 Jun 2016
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thank-you for providing the brief history.

As you had a Surgery of the labrel tear in the past and now having pain in the shoulder I feel it is the same issue. There will be inflammation of the tissues and reduction in the joint space leading again the pain. Taking an x-ray or an MRI should help understand the possible cause better.

As you are getting relief from the pain by using heat therapy I will advice to get a thorough clinical examination and also and MRI. Treatment of choice will be physica therapy like therapeutic ultrasound therapy and TENS therapy. Some strengthening exercises will be needed to regain the strength in the muscles and also for improving the joint space.

In my clinical practice most patients respond well to post surgical recurrent pain.

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