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Help for shoulder pain?

redjoyrredjoy Posts: 15
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:40 AM in Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
My husband has been suffering big time from shoulder pain. Xray taken last said joint margin sclerosis & acromioclavicular. Also combined osteoarthritis,no inflammatory disease & no focal abnormalty otherwise. He does physical work & it's so hard. Tried acupuncture & it was worse.


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    Hi redjoy,
    Has your husband been seen by a rheumatologist? If he has been diagnosed
    with OA (osteoarthritis) I would recommend he seek out a good rheumy. For several years I suffered before I was correctly diagnosed and referred to a rheumatologist who has helped me immensely. I also do physical and labor intense work and as much as I hurt afterwards I feel the need to keep active.
    I can only hope your husband is as lucky as I am, to have such a caring supportive wife, and to find the right Dr's that will correctly diagnose and help relieve the pain and discomfort.
    Take care,
  • Did your wife help you find that Dr, thats good. I will tell him & look to find one on Monday. What did he do for you? It is hard when you do physical labor & he too is the type has to keep busy. This has him depressed.
  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    hi again redjoy,
    Replying to your questions, actually a nurse was responsible for getting me in to see my rheumatologist. My rheumatologist (she) has been my advocate directing me to the specialists and my neurosurgeon. Depression is very common among people with chronic pain. We all go through our bouts with it
    and we all have our own ways to deal with it. I have severe OA throughout my body, the spine having the worst of it. I will never get better, only worse. If I can be of any help feel free to PM me. I am not a Dr but if my experience can help you and your husband, I would be more than happy to share it with you.
  • You are such a nice person, don't give up hope. I'm the type that researches & ask ques to find answers, you just never know if something will come up to help you more. I got that way yrs ago w/my grandson who we raised had chronic lyme disease no hope at all. I got obsessed w/finding help & tried everything & now he's 22 & it's dormant after so much pain.
  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    hi redjoy,
    Giving up is not in my vocabulary, these challenges I face brings out the stubborness in me to prove to myself that I can still do the things I need to.
    I set goals for myself and I always try to exceed them but I never set goals that I know are unattainable. I accept the fact that my disease is incurrable but I won't lie down and let it consume me.
    My best to you and your husband.
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