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Cortisol in AC shoulder joint
#11
aha!  I had this injection into my shoulder (years ago now, after a horse I was leading reared up....I forgot to let go, so my shoulder was somewaht wrenched outa place!)
It really really helped as the steriod is a major anti inflammatory.....................won't mention that the injection was soooooo painful that I passed out, came round to find myself lying on the floor & proceeded to vomit over the doctor.....not my finest hour!
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#12
you big wuss...
Keep it foolish...
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#13
"redwinnie" Wrote:I take it with all this moaning, you don't want me to ask my own private friendly phsio (i.e. the wife) if she has any suggestions for you?  Wink

PS - I hope she donesn't offer "so did you privately on the friday"

Yeh run it past her - Ill take any advice/help I can get.  cheers
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#14
My advice is try and go see a chiropractor, yeah they are expensive unless you have private but they know far more about your shoulder than a nhs doctor would.

I saw one when i broke my shoulder and he gave some really good advice and sorted my shoulder out quicker.
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#15
"Buzz" Wrote:My advice is try and go see a chiropractor, yeah they are expensive unless you have private but they know far more about your shoulder than a nhs doctor would.

I saw one when i broke my shoulder and he gave some really good advice and sorted my shoulder out quicker.
I would rather a chriropracter saw a scan first before manipulating my shoulder on the strength of a guess, albeit an educated guess. Ditto for physios in all honesty. Treatment based on a guessed diagnosis is risky.
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#16
No no no no. A chiropractor will sort the problem out quickly and get rid of the pain, but will do nothing to get to the root of the issue. A physio will take longer to get rid of the pain but will be working on the root course of the problem, so is a much better option for long term.

(can you tell I have lived with a physio for over 7 years  Wink)
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#17
Which is why I went back to a physio so many times - he wanted to "prevent" my injury from happening again - so my subsquent visits where all conditioning based things to get things on the right track.

Im sure a scan will tell you the definitive problem, which can then be taken to a physio etc to work on.
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#18
I'll toss an osteopath into the mix.  I've seen several physios and one osteopath.  The osteo was much better than any of the physios.  He did what he could and then referred me for an MRI.  An osteo would look at your whole body and treat the route cause

Of course ideally everyone would get scans before they treat but its just not possible.  I'm lucky enough to have private healthcare and its taken long enough for me to get one
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#19
GPs and some specialists just like to fill you fill of chemicals and get you out the door... Mrs Mudmonkey had issues with her shoulder (legacy of a car accident) she's been told to rest, had injections, had physio/hydro, had manipulation under anaesthetic... none of which worked... got into exercise, lost weight, got fit and yes, it's still weak but she has nowhere near the discomfort she used to endure.
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#20
Right then Mrs Physio says.....

Doctors know lots about most things but are pretty crap on muscles and joints etc. Giving out anti-inflamatory drugs is always their first option (you probably have the same ones I've been givin for my wrist, DICLOFLEX). She was suprised you had an injection first visit though. When you go back in two weeks, and nothing is better, the doctor will send you for physio, but that'll take at least 3 weeks. Thats 5 weeks since you injury.

Her recommendation if you can go see a private physio, they will see you almost stright away and get to the root of the problem. (yes I know she gets paid privately to say things like that, but one reason she loves the private job is that she sees paitients quickly after injurys occur. The sooner they are seen the easier they are to sort out.)

Like me you also have a deadline of needing it to be okay for Wales. If you stay with what your doctor says you'll be lucky to have seen a physio once by then.
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