Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum
My biggest problem now is my shoulder. When I landed on my back, it jarred old scar tissue loose that was limiting my range of motion (I tore my rotator cuff a year and a half ago) and suddenly I could raise my elbow above my head (something I haven't been able to do since I tore it). Well, Saturday I went to a barbeque with my parents and I went to go to my mom's car after it was over. I got up, put my crutches under my arms and started toward the car. No problems. Then all of a sudden, my shoulder went *POP* and there was a sharp pain. Now, it's like it was when I first tore my rotator cuff. Extremely limited range of motion and constant intense pain. In fact, my shoulder hurts so much that it literally drowns out the pain in my ankle and makes me feel sick. It hurts all the way up into my neck to the base of my skull and is giving me a massive headache...and it's gotten worse since I *stopped* using the crutches! I'm really not sure what to do now.
That's really not good I hope you see someone about that quickly.
If it's of any use, I would recommend acupuncture for your shoulder, I dislocated my shoulder blade a while ago and had it in a sling for months, then took the sling off and still had problems with it, went to osteopaths, massage therapists, a pain specialist, orthopedic surgeon, doctors etc etc the list went on. Then I gave up and mum dragged me into acupuncture, and the pain is far less than it was, the muscle is a lot free-er, and so is the rest of me (half of it I never even knew I had hurt)
-and even though it's needles, the process doesn't hurt.