Tendinitis in the shoulder

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I have just been diagnosed with an enlarged tendon which is being trapped so minimises movement in my left shoulder. I am 52 and started work as a support worker for physically and learning disabled adults 18 months ago. Having done a little research I am thinking that this job will no longer be suited to me as there is a lot of moving and handling. The other point is I am only 5 ft and so have to stretch a lot more than taller people. Could anyone who has maybe had this sort of problem give me any advice. Many thanks

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    My son went to a PC to establish care and to look at his shoulder..He said that it is a neurogenic problem because of the weakness in the arm, fingers, then wen Daniel was in the room Daniiel moves his shoulder and it made the same horrible sound it usually makes and the PC said wow , something is really loose in there! Sent him to a hand/shoulder doc, will be seeing him in August. I really pray this doctor helps!!
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      I hope they can sort him out. Since I posted this I have had a MRI scan on my neck as the specialist decided it was my neck that could be causing my shoulder problem. I have had physio while waiting for the results which caused a lot of pain so I was put on nerve damage tablets. The MRI scan results came back today and show 2 trapped nerves. I have stopped having physio until I have seen the specialist again as when I looked up on the NHS website it said gentle physio and no manipulation which is what she has been doing. Until I started the physio I had loss of movement in my arm and occasional pain in my shoulder. Now I have pain in my back, nexk and both shoulders. All very frustrating
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      Alison2630,

      I actually had intense shoulder pain and I had to have surgery on my cervical spine to relieve the pressure on my spinal cord and nerves. I thought it may have also been Daniels problem and when he had his accident they didnt even xray his neck after the accident.. However he doesnt have any other symptoms like I did except the weakness in his arm. I will however ask the new PA about looking at his neck

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    I have tendonis as a result of repetitive overhead motion at work. Animal Flex keeps my joint, inflamation pain tolerable. I'm eating healthier foods and snacks, lots of protein. I  believe I'm slowly making progress towards recovery. (going on 3 years chronic pain). I have a small foam roller that has helped with range of motion and pain. Check out Dr. Lin on youtube! lots of good stuff! Good Luck!

    PS my wife and I are an adult foster care home for learning disabled adults

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      Thanks for that. It has now been confirmed as trapped nerves in my neck but I shall have a look at the Dr Lin you tube. My employers have given me til July 21st and then I will lose my job. Can't see myself being fit for work in 3 weeks after seeing the specialist. Very frustrating that after 5 months I am just about to start the correct treatment. 
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