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I've had an ongoing shoulder issue now since 2011...it has progressively got worse from February 2014 to the point where i'm pretty limitted to what i can do. I was at university studying to become an Operating Department Practitioner, sadly i had to withdraw after my first year mainly because of my shoulder. I am wanting to return to work but my pain from my shoulder prevents me from doing so
I have had many X-Rays, MRI's, nerve conductivity studies done and had 2 steroid injections within 5 months all whilst taking a huge amount of pain relief.
Today, finally, they think they have a diagnosis for it. I have Type 3 muscle patterning of the Latisimus Dorsi (they know this 100%), the pain they think is caused by possible Acromo-Clavicular Joint Pathology......
Basically what i want to know is if anyone knows whether it would be worth applying for disability allowance due to me not being able to work?
From what i can see on the directgov webpage i'm thinking no- but surely there is some help for me?
There are days, that are at complete random, where i cant move my shoulder at all, can't dress on my own etc etc and then most days there's the usual where i cant move anything above waist height with the afflicted arm.
I'm not looking to sponge, just to have some support in the time im getting treatment to hopefully enable me to be able to return to work.
I'm only just 30 years old and i feel like i'm fit for the scrap yard, just need a bit of help.
(sorry this is so long winded ! I've really tried not to ramble!)
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