Long story short. I had my rotator cuff torn and a torn labrum repaired on 6/9/2014 and I am still doing physical therapy. But the problem is my pain has gotten worse. Before surgery I never experienced pain or numbness in my wrist and hand. My inner elbow also has this piercing/tearing sensation on the side surgery was done. I did a cortisone shot last week, but if anything, I have back pain and neck pain. Originally, all I had felt was the shoulder pain in the right shoulder before surgery.
Fast forward to now. Doctor and I have another appointment in two or so weeks. I've given up on doing my part of the PT here at home and only go in to the office for those visits. Keep in mind, I did my part of everything required from June-late August.
I now have pain in my left shoulder, which is new. I'm not sure it's related, but should I do an MRI on that side?
I am at a complete loss as to what I should do. I want to get back to working, but I was wondering if I should file for disability. It hurts to drive, take a shower, brush teeth, and open doors. Even typing hurts sometimes.
I explained to him that I thought it was nerve damage, but he seems very hesitant in agreeing with me. Someone else that reviewed the same doctor had the same problems. But everyone else was positive. He is a professional sports surgeon, teaches all across the United States and Europe, and is also the sports surgeon for my state's capitol Minor League Baseball Team.
What can I do? I'm suffering a ton of depression because of all this pain. I don't want to do surgery again, mainly because we can't afford it right now.