My left shoulder hurts, could be shoulder tendonitis, doctors have no idea what is wrong

by Vicky
(united kingdom)

I have had pain in my left shoulder for 3 years but the last year of it has been very constant.

I have had 2 steroid injection and an x-ray but they could not find anything.

I had another injection last week and the pain is getting worse no doctor has actually told me what is the problem.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Vicky.

Well, that's a bummer doctors are giving you Corticosteroid Injections even though they have no idea what the problem is.

Do they have any theories? Guesses?

The best I can do right now is ask you some questions.


1. Describe the pain.

2. What exactly hurts, and when does it hurt?

3. History of daily activity/work activity/sports activity.

4. History of injury?

5. Did the doctors say anything about Shoulder Tendonitis?

6. Overall health?

7. Age.

Answer those questions, and that will give me an idea of where to start with you.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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