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Shoulder pain since years, pops on moving, MR arthrogram showed high anti-imfalmmatory cells, debris, no relief with medicines. Advice?

I have had shoulder pain for about five years now from when I played tennis extensively. Everytime I served it just continued to hurt worse and worse. I haven t played for five years but the pain in my shoulder is still there and very excruciating at times to the point where I can t sleep. I ve had an x-ray , a regular MRI , and two MR arthrograms. I have also had an nerve test. I m on NSAIDS and have had at least four cortisone shots. I have also been in therapy for three months to try and strengthen my muscles but it just made the pain worse. The only result that has shown up is a highly elevated level in my anti inflammatory cells, and debris seen in my shoulder on the MR arthrogram. I m fed up and just want an answer!!! As an added bonus, everytime my arm moves my shoulder makes a horrible popping/grinding sound.
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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The finding of inflammatory cells is suggestive of an inflammatory change in the rotator cuff. Adequate rest and hot fomentation is the first line treatment. If the medicines do not help then you can try local steroid injections for relief.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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