I can't believe it.

@NJChicaa (40229)
United States
June 20, 2018 4:39pm CST
I've been dealing with pain in my right shoulder since March. I saw a specialist and got a cortisone shot a couple of weeks ago and it is finally back to feeling almost normal. I even got back to the gym on Monday. There was never any definitive answer as to what had caused the situation--I just woke up one morning with excruciating pain. This morning I woke up and my OTHER shoulder feels the exact same way the right one started out. I can barely move my arm. I struggled to drive to and from work. Going to the gym tonight was out of the question. To say that I am upset is an understatement. I can't believe that this is happening. I don't even understand why it is happening. How do you just go to sleep and then wake up with this type of pain? I didn't DO anything to cause it just like I didn't do anything to start the right one acting up. And what are the odds of it happening to BOTH of them one right after the other? It makes no sense.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
20 Jun
It looks like it doesn't make any sense, but there is certainly a reason for it. I hope that you find the right doctor to diagnose exactly what it is and fix it. I know how painful if can be.
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
20 Jun
It is ridiculous! I am supposed to be getting an MRI on the right shoulder but now I'm more worried about the left one acting up.
@amadeo (65878)
• United States
20 Jun
I had this problem for years.Never goes away.If it does and then comes back. I had therapy.cream.It goes away and then comes back.For me it is chronic. Hope the MrI has some answers there. Do you think that it has something to do with your workout as the months or years etc?
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
20 Jun
@amadeo I don't think so because it just appeared in my left shoulder and I've only had 1 workout in the past 3 weeks. When it happened with the right one, I hadn't worked out in almost a month.
@AKRao24 (18130)
• India
20 Jun
If there is pain in left shoulder please never neglect it, please consult your physician, many heart problems give hint through pain in left shoulder! This may not be the case here! But it is always better to be on safer side dear friend! Stay blessed!
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
20 Jun
Thanks. I don't think this is connected to any heart issues. It is the same thing that happened with my other shoulder.
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@AKRao24 (18130)
• India
20 Jun
@NJChicaa , OK , then ! Wish you all the best and hopefully another shot will take care of this pain too! have a great time @NJChicaa!
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• United States
20 Jun
That really is weird considering you have no explanation as to why it would hurt. Hope you find the answer and can get rid of the pain in both shoulders
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
20 Jun
This is very frustrating.
@kobesbuddy (46493)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Jun
I was so happy to hear that you finally got some relief from pain, in your right shoulder! This is terrible, to find out it's affecting your left shoulder:( It first started with pain in your one wrist, months back. There's something definitely going on, the doctors haven't discovered yet!
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
20 Jun
The wrist was an injury from the gym. I know what I did to cause that. We were doing hang cleans and there was too much weight on the bar for me. If you look in this video, you can see how easy it is to screw up your wrist with those. The shoulder stuff is coming out of nowhere though. I haven't done anything to cause it.
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@kobesbuddy (46493)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jun
@NJChicaa My son was doing strength building, a few years ago. I'm not sure why he's not doing it any more, Chad loved it!
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
21 Jun
@kobesbuddy I love it. That’s why these issues have been frustrating
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@patgalca (14391)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 Jun
I wake up that way every day. First it was my right shoulder and then my left shoulder. My right shoulder is worse than my right. My doctor did giving me stretching exercises which I did in her office and showed her that doing that was painful. My mother had a cortisone shot in her elbow (tennis elbow) when I was a teenager. I remember her coming home crying in pain from the shot. When my doctor offered me a cortisone shot I could only see flashbacks of that and refused. After some thought I remember a time in my 20's when playing softball with my work. I was on second base and my team mate drove the ball right at me. As I turned away it slammed into my right shoulder. When I think about my left shoulder I consider a time (also in my 20's) when I fell while ice skating. I remember being up all night with pain in my shoulder. Old injuries + aging = arthritis. Not much I can do about it. I definitely can't sleep on my right side. Hope you find some relief. I have to live with it.
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
20 Jun
The cortisone shot in my right shoulder has really helped a lot. The pain is very much improved. I'm glad I did it and the actual injection didn't hurt at all. . . or no more than any other shot. It is just strange that now suddenly the left shoulder is doing the same exact thing.
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@patgalca (14391)
• Orangeville, Ontario
21 Jun
@NJChicaa I find it weird that me and both my daughters (21 and 25) have issues with our shoulders requiring frequent massages.
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
21 Jun
@patgalca some families have bad genetics for bones/joints. I’ve seen that with my husband and his mother and her family. He just had a hope replacement at 41. For me, it isn’t a bone/joint issue or injury.
@JohnRoberts (56982)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Jun
This is getting insane.
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
20 Jun
I agree. I could barely drive home today which was both upsetting and dangerous. I might just have my husband drive me to/from work tomorrow since he will be working from home.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
20 Jun
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
20 Jun
You're telling me.
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@caopaopao (8621)
• China
21 Jun
All kinds of shoulder pain, waist pain, back pain, we all say that the blood circulation is not good. I have a backache. Every time it is cured by pulling out the vacuum pot. It is no use for me to take medicine.
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@simplfred (2988)
• Philippines
20 Jun
I think you might consider going to another specialist for second opinion.
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@lady1993 (17522)
• Philippines
21 Jun
maybe you slept on the wrong side? You can also get another opinion