Shoulder problem

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I had a fall just over 12mths ago, landed very heavily on my left side hurting my wrist and shoulder. I have been having problems with my shoulder since the fall, i had a ultra scan which showed that i had bursitis. After lots of trips to the Physiotherapist, she suggested i have a cortosone injection. This seemed to have helped as its reduced the pain and i had more movement in my shoulder. But the pain and restricted movement has returned, and its very painful if i move my shoulder too quickly. Any ideas what it would be. Oh and i have a MRI scan , all was normal... 

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    Hi Marge. Sorry to hear you still suffering. Where do you feel pain if you move your shoulder too quickly? In the joint or elsewhere? I ask because it may be frozen shoulder which will not show up on the scan. Cortisone can help but not for long however it can be repeated. Go back to your doctor and discuss it with him again as you need a proper diagnosis before any further treatments. Good luck.
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    Hi Maude, thank you for replying to my message. Yes i do feel pain if i move it quickly, i also find it very painful if i sleep on it. My GP said he hasent got the power to refer me to a Orthopeadic Consultant anymore, my Physio said that i may need another cortisone injection as the first one seems to be non effective now. I worry incase i wont get my shoulder back to the way it was before i had the accident. 
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      Hi Marg. Think your GP is pulling your plonker, GP`s are the only ones who can refer unless you go private. If it is frozen shoulder it will resolve itself eventually but the freezing stage is horrifically painfull (pain in the shoulder and bicep can quite literally floor you). Cotizone can help but there is a limit to the number you can have. You really do need to see a shoulder specialist for proper diagnosis before you continue with anything. Hard physio can be very detrimental with certain conditions. Having suffered with FS for the last 14 months I know how horrible the condition is. I wish you all the best and hope you can get some much needed help soon. xx
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    Hi Maude, i will let you know how things go. Thanks again for your messages.
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    Hallo Marge

    Comiserations re your current situation .I have always been wary of cortisone injections as they are limited in effect.It certainly sounds as if you could have damage that has not been detected yet. It is a mystery why the scans you have had have not picked anything up! I  am due a scan soon and I hope it will give a clear diagnosis.I agree With other responders that you deserve at least an explanation for your current Pain .

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