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Thu May 26, 2022, 08:14 PM

Had a cortisone shot for shoulder impingement

Took meloxican Rx. Finally out of pain. Been over a year. Don't feel as anxious. Wondering if not being in pain is helping.

Hope everyone is doing well

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Reply Had a cortisone shot for shoulder impingement (Original post)
XanaDUer2 May 2022 OP
Irish_Dem May 2022 #1
XanaDUer2 May 2022 #2
Irish_Dem May 2022 #9
XanaDUer2 May 2022 #10
Irish_Dem May 2022 #11
sunflowerseed May 2022 #3
XanaDUer2 May 2022 #4
littlemissmartypants May 2022 #17
emulatorloo May 2022 #5
XanaDUer2 May 2022 #6
questionseverything May 2022 #7
XanaDUer2 May 2022 #8
littlemissmartypants May 2022 #12
XanaDUer2 May 2022 #13
littlemissmartypants May 2022 #20
rsdsharp May 2022 #14
XanaDUer2 May 2022 #15
rsdsharp May 2022 #16
LoisB May 2022 #18
XanaDUer2 May 2022 #19
OldBaldy1701E Jun 2022 #21

Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:16 PM

1. Yes chronic pain can make people anxious or depressed.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:17 PM

2. I don't know how i stood it for so long

Dumb of me

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #2)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:21 PM

9. I know, we gradually become habituated to the pain.

And just put up with it.

I have osteoporosis with quite a few fractures, including the spine and the cortisone shots are like a miracle.

Yes chronic pain can increase our stress hormones which impact mood.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #9)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:22 PM

10. Feel better

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #10)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:24 PM

11. You too.

I am actually doing fairly well, but your post is reminding me that I should go back and get another cortisone shot in the near future.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:17 PM

3. This might help?

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Response to sunflowerseed (Reply #3)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:18 PM

4. Thanks!

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #4)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:56 PM

17. If your shoulders are in subluxation like both of mine were, hanging like that would be

Excruciatingly painful and nearly impossible to do. Full disclosure, I didn't watch the video.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:18 PM

5. Chronic pain wears you out and exhausts you both physically and mentally

Glad you got some relief!

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #5)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:20 PM

6. Thanks

I wish I went sooner. I was under the impression a PA couldn't give shots

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:21 PM

7. I am so glad it helped!

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #7)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:21 PM

8. Thank you

I feel so much better

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:33 PM

12. I wanted to share my shoulder experience with you earlier. I got distracted.

I had both of mine go out simultaneously a few years ago. I could barely get dressed, bathe and perform other basic activities as you can imagine. I was eventually healed by using methods that were given to me by an Occupational Therapy provider.

I took no medication, no shots and refused surgery. Which I avoid at all costs because once the cutting starts you may not be able to end it. It took almost three months but one day I was just better. It was like a miracle.

I know not everyone has the schedule flexibility that I have. But I took it easy on myself and my pain eventually disappeared and my mobility returned. I was told at the onset it could go either way but I was also advised that surgery wasn't always successful.

I was told that sometimes shoulders self heal. So, I went with that notion and hoped. I feel lucky mine did. But it took time, lots of mindful movements and patience.

I hope you're fortunate to continue with being pain free. I'm so glad you found relief.


❤ pants

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #12)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:36 PM

13. thank you for sharing your story

I'll be starting pt next week. Glad it worked out

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #13)

Fri May 27, 2022, 02:01 AM

20. Thank you. I hope things work out for you, too. Chronic pain is debilitating and depressing.

Keep the faith, XanaDUer2. ❤

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:36 PM

14. How was the shot itself? I ask because I used to work with a guy

who had been a minor league pitcher. He developed a shoulder problem, and the doctor told him he was going to give him a cortisone shot, and then left the room.

He returned with a syringe, and three large men. The guy asked what the men were for. The doctor told him they were there to hold him (the patient) while the shot was administered. The doctor proceeded to put the needle into his shoulder and moved it around until he started screaming in pain. At that point the cortisone was injected.

The Dr. told him he wouldn’t be able to raise his arm the next day. The second day he’d be able to comb his hair, and the third day he could resume throwing, all of which proved to be true.

I hope your experience is better.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #14)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:38 PM

15. Yikes

No, he froze the area after freezing my skin surface, I didn't even feel the needle. We were alone

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #15)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:43 PM

16. Good. That was back in the late 60s, early 70s.

A couple of years ago, though, doctors were worried that a serious infection had moved to my shoulder, so they drew fluid. THAT was an eye opener. Especially when they came up dry the first time.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:57 PM

18. So glad you are better. I would imagine that not being in physical pain would be a great help

against anxiety.

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Response to LoisB (Reply #18)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:58 PM

19. Thanks! Nt

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 12:16 AM

21. I am very happy for you.

Unfortunately, addressing pain is something that makes a lot of people money, so if one does not have any to give.... oh well...

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