I stupidly slipped on my stairs 7 weeks ago and fell from the top to the bottom banging my right arm/shoulder on the way down. It could have been a lot worse I know!
Trip to A&E and a X-ray showed no fractures but probable torn rotator cuff injury. Seen in fracture clinic 2 weeks later and referred for a MRI which took place within 2 weeks ( I’ve had fabulous service all on the NHS!)
My shoulder consultant has confirmed that I have completely torn off one of my tendons that’s allows you to lift your arm to the side. She has recommended surgery to repair it but I hear the recovery is long and hard and I live on my own.
I can now move my arm a lot more including over my head and the pain comes and goes. I am seeing a good physio who says I can train my muscles so that I don’t need surgery and that the outcomes of surgery versus no surgery are the same after 5 years.
Has anyone else been through this? I just don’t know what to do.
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