I've been bothered by a couple health problems for a while. One is a bad pain in my left shoulder that makes it difficult to lift my left arm and restricts my movement. That has bothered me for around 4 years. It was diagnosed twice as a torn rotator cuff but I haven't had the time to have it dealt with. Next is a sharp pain in my right wrist that started last year and has gotten worse. I thought both problems would improve while I was out of work, and they weren't being stressed. The shoulder has stayed the same, and the wrist has only gotten much worse. Initial diagnoses and treatment were for a Triangular fibrocartilage injury.
While being out of work I thought this would be a good time to have them taken care of. This doctor ordered an MRI for each (hadn't been done before). It turns out both diagnoses were wrong. (the bad news)
For the good news- My left shoulder is only irritated and should respond to therapy and strength exercises. That sure beats surgery. My wrist has a ganglion cyst in the joint. That can be cleared up with either aspiration or a minor surgery, either of which would be much simpler and faster healing than surgery for a triangular fibrocartilage injury. I haven't seen the orthopedist since the MRIs were done...I found this out from my PT today...but I'm hoping these get cleared up quickly. I look forward to the elimination of pain...especially in my wrist, which makes riding very difficult and very painful!
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