Shoulder pain 3 years post surgery--scar tissue?
I had a 4-part humeral fracture nearly 3 years ago--four surgeries, an injection and tons of PT and I had nearly full ROM and just some soreness if I over used it. Fast forward to Halloween night: I reached into the closet to grab a decoration, and felt a "twang" and searing pain. It is located about an inch below the top of my shoulder, to the back side of my arm (just above the biceps, but on the back/side). It felt okay, then when I rode the next night, I did a half-halt and the searing pain returned, with a vengeance. I skipped a show, and got into my orthopedic surgeon on Monday. Now, when I reach across my body or down and in, it hits me again--it takes my breath away, and I'm a pretty tough cookie.
X-ray showed the remaining screw is still in place, not coming out or loose, nothing obviously wrong. Bone/break looks "fantastic" according to my surgeon. We injected the shoulder, hoping that would relieve it, but it hasn't.
So, dear COTH "cripples like me": what can it be? scar tissue come loose? tendon getting "caught"? I guess I need to go back in, right? I don't want more surgery, but I can't ride or do my own hair or pick up my dog/cat without pain. Argh!