I was following a previous blog from hoonman and have had the concern of my flu shots and arm(s) pain also. I received the shots a month ago (both arms), they seemed to be given very high in my arm and were difficult to go in. Seemed like a needle going into a rock. Saw the Dr. yesterday, maybe ruling it as bursitis. I haven't gone any further with it because each day seems to be improving. A pain level over 3 weeks ago of a 9-10 to now a 3-4. I am willing to be patient with time, I see you mentioned 3-6 months. My question is about movement and exercise at this point. Should I be working this out? Or resting my arms when ever possible?
It is very positive that you are noticing improvement with each day. And, patience, gentle exercise and rehabilitation (strengthening of the rotator cuff tendons and shoulder muscles) is often helpful. Resting when you experience discomfort is also appropriate as well.
You might consider discussing physical therapy with your health care provider so that you have proper exercises to perform on your own.
~•~ Dr. Parks
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