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Left Shoulder Diagnosed
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toots2889 - May 25

Hi to all. I was having problems with my left shoulder for awhile now and had asked Fantod what she thought it was. Once again she was right on with her diagnosis. The orthopedic surgeon said I have a real bad case of bursitis in that shoulder. I got a shot of cortizone in there and have to go back in 6 wks. If anyone can help you with a medical question its definitely Fantod. Thanks Fantod for your wisdom!

 

Fantod - May 25

toots2889 - Glad I could help. I wish I did not know about any of this stuff... I've had cortisone shots in my hips. Not fun - I'm sorry you had to go through that.

You should really be careful with cortisone injections. Cortisone causes tissue damage over the long haul. You should not have more than 3 shots of cortisone in any specific area a year. Less would be better. And, I don't care what the doctor tells you about that - don't listen to them.

If you can find someone who uses Sarapin instead that would be a better choice. It is a derivative of the pitcher plant with no side effects like cortisone. I've had it injected in the trigger points in my back. It lasted about 6 months and was every bit as effective as cortisone. And, it is a great pain killer.

While you are on your six week respite from the doctor be sure to break out the fresh pineapple. As I mentioned, it has enzymes that break up bursitis. Eat as much of it as you can stand. Bursitis is very persistent. I am hoping that your case is easily resolved. I've been through PT, cortisone shots and all kinds of other nonsense to no avail. Good luck and keep me posted on how you're doing with this new "perk."

 

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