Tendonitis

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I have been diagnosed with tendoinitis in the shoulders where I have RA. I had an EMG done to make sure it wasn't nerve damage. The doctor gave me a cortisone shot in the shoulder Friday and it seemed to help but yesterday both shoulders started burning again. He has me on norcos and I start physical therapy tomorrow. This has been going on for about 2 months now and is getting old. i am not overusing my arms and want to know if there is another treatment out there and how long do you think this will last? Doc didn't want to change my medicine just yet, I'm hoping he will in a way and hoping he won't in another way. I am on plaqineil and celebrex right now. He said he could increase the plaqineil to one more a day. anyone else been thru this?

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    Im so sorry you are going thru this..pain in our shoulders happens in later stages of RA. Your symptoms sound like nerve damage even though you dr says it hasnt gotten to this level yet. What is helpful to those i know is water therapy..or time in a therapeutic pool..daily if possible. Is this an option for you?
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    Hi river;  I don't have RA, but have had a Tendonitis in my L) arm.....for me it ended up with surgery (after having the Hydrocortisone and physio);  however, I have come across another lady who has had a bad tendonites in her forearm recently, and she was treated by having "Blood Patches" injected into the affected site.....she has  told me that it took 2 Blood Patches to work, along with the physio, but it has now healed, and is able to use arm as previously used.......if I had known re this New treatment, I would have gone down this road first, before having the surgery....you maybe able to find a good Orthopaedic Surgeon who knows re this, and trial same??...............good luck.............Bron
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