I wanted to throw this out there. I have at least a rotator tear (supposedly not too bad) and probably a labrum tear. My arm moves without restriction and a lot of pain, but I pay for using it later.
The plan is to scope it and fix it. But has anyone else had to deal with this? I have times my entire arm hurts all the way down into my hand. I know the PsA is jumping on the inflammation in the shoulder, but…
I even have pain down in my ribs, but I think that is a flare. My bicep will ache terribly. Seems to be a lot of referential pain, but I am unsure.
My issue has been in the AC joint. My mom (who also has PsA) has had her rotator cuff repaired. Her recovery was definitely longer than mine, but she’s been happy with the results overall.
My AC joint on that side is pretty arthritic. I dislocated it about 30 years ago. I don’t know if they can do anything for it.
I have one large tear and several small tears on my left rotator cuff. I believe it happened when I had a work place injury in 2004. I had no use of my arm for several weeks. I had physio at the time and cortisone shots but no mri. Until recently. This is how we found out about the damage. I’ve had on going pain, inflammation and reduced range of motion over the years.
I have been reading and have decided most of my pain is from the AC joint. I fell on that shoulder hard 30 years ago and partially dislocated my clavicle at my sternum, but never had it repaired. My shoulder doc said the AC joint was pretty arthritic on the scan. After reading about it, I think a lot of the pain is because the AC is bone on bone. I’ll have to talk to the doc about it, but fixing it sounds nasty.
I have rotator cuff tears in both shoulders but am trying to NOT get an additional surgery. Left labrum is also torn. Both my wife and i have had bilateral knee and hip replacements. Pain in the shoulders is extreme.
I had the ac joint surgery. They opened up the space between the bones. I started PT the first day home. It was hard, and full recovery did take quite a while. But I’m pain free with a good range of motion. I’m trying to think, this was probably four or five years ago
I’ve had both rotator cuffs repaired. It’s a significant surgery, and you want someone who does a lot of them and then a therapist who specializes in shoulders.
I have a fairly physical job and hobbies so that probably contributed
I’ve had a few tendon detachments. Two in the wrist, another the achilles tendon. Occasionally I get severe pain in the ribs. As painful as broken ribs. The tendons eventually healed themselves. Took about 16 months for each. The PSA has attacked almost every part of my body at some stage. The most permanent damage is to my toes and my left hip. I could be a candidate for a hip replacement but I wont venture down that path until it absolutely has to be done.
I am having my shoulder fixed in a couple of weeks. The major problem is the AC joint being shot. I hope the surgery fixes everything. Sounds like a rather long recovery. My typing is already bad. It will be terrible with only my left hand!!
Is that all that you’re having done, the AC joint? The start of the recovery was rough and i definitely slept in the recliner for the first number of days.
I started physical therapy right away with home exercises. I cursed a lot, but it’s what’s necessary to ensure good healing. I think it was about 9 months before I could sleep on that side but that’s okay.
AC joint is bad. It is bone on bine and causing me the most pain. Rotator has a small tear. The labrum is torn.
I figured out it was the AC. Doc had said the scan showed it was pretty arthritic. My entire shoulder was hurting down my back and ribs and over my collarbone. I did some research and that described AC problems. I fell on the shoulder 40 years ago playing with some kids and partially dislocated the collar bone at the sternum. It calcified in the opening, but I guess it messed up the AC. The other one is fine.
I hope it goes smoothly for you. The good news is that you’ll be excused from shoveling snow for the winter, if you get any.
I’m having foot surgery on 1/13, but it will only excuse me from shoveling for a few weeks I suspect. It’s pretty surface, just to remove a ganglion cyst.