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I am a bit lost at the moment as nobody is listenening to me. I had the above at the beginning of December, all seemed well after, although I didnt know about the bursa removal or shaving of the acromium until I read the notes given to me at the hospital. Physio was going well, I was exersising every 2 hours as told to. On my 1st check up with the surgeon, I asked why my arm just past my arm pit was still so bruised and swollen and extremely painful to be informed very bluntly, that I had bled into my arm during surgery, then dismissed. I ended up going to me GP with the pain, he said I had a haematoma and gave me cream to disperse it, nothing worked, I was in terrible pain and had stabbing pains through my arm into my fingers. I explained all of this to the physio, who dismissed the haematoma. By this time some of the exercises he gave me I could not manage and he said my muscles had tightened up and gave me some easier ones. On returning for my 2nd check up with the surgeon, he tested my range of movement and said bluntly, you have frozen shoulder and what I had done was not worth this. I asked why the bruising and lump was still there and he said because of the frozen shoulder. I told hom what the physio had said about the muscles and he replied, that it did not matter, all that mattered was the shoulder had frozen. He sent me for aggressive physio which felt like my arm was snapping, but the ROM is still very limited, I am still in terrible pain, which is different from day to day. The lump has flattenened but still a round mark there. It feels like I can move the joint but the muscles are restricted, most of the pain is where the lump was and in the muscles at the top and under my arm. My shoulder blade is sickeningly painful, pain in the elbow, wrist and fingers. i feel like there is more to it, but nobody is listenening. My neck has stiffened and muscles have wasted. The thing is, I went swimming and can manange that, surely if the joint is frozen I wouldnt be able to. My external rotation, forward and side adduction is very limited and I cannot get my arm up my back. Somebody please help or at least let me know if anyone has had similiar problems and what to do next.
Thank you so much.
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