I had been having pain in my shoulder and down my arm on my left side. It felt like rotator cuff pain since I had had a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder. However after an MRI and x-rays my ortho dr said I had shoulder arthritis, bone on bone. However since I have full ROM and most of my strength my dr said I don't need a TSR for 3-5 years.
However my pain level right now is very sharp at times and my arm feels unatttached. I'm just wondering how I could go from zero arthritis pain 2.5 months ago to pain that's now sometimes 8/10? Also I have arthritis in my knees but no significant pain compared to my shoulder. Could it be that maybe I have some kind of nerve damage that's causing my pain? Any tips would be appreciated.
If other cause did not show up on the MRI, these are unlikely to be present. With bone on bone a TSR would be required sooner or later. In the current situation I would advise consulting your orthopedician for appropriate symptomatic/ pain management and control of inflammation. If conservative management does not seem to help, it may be worthwhile going ahead with the surgery.
Hope this is helpful.
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