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I am an active 62 year old male that have been experiencing pain in my left shoulder for about 5 months. Initially I thought it might be arthritis but did nothing about it other than put on ointments to try to help, which never did
At a routine visit to my doctor I mentioned it to him and he gave me a steroid shot which helped for a couple of days only. This was followed by an MRI that showed a torn labrum so I was sent to an orthopedic doctor. He said I also has a spur on the shoulder and due to my age recommended therapy and an anti inflammatory med which I started this this.
My question may be simplistic but how can therapy hope to repair a torn labrum and a bone spur? Wouldn't it be better to just go ahead with the surgery to repair the problem? I have a follow up appointment with the doctor in three weeks to see what progress may have been made but in the meantime I wondered if any of you have had the same advice from a doctor and whT results you had
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