Levaquin Tendonitis in shoulder, Still need help
I wrote to you before about possible levaquin side effects for a sudden onset tendonitis and rotator cuff tear.
I saw a surgeon in late October and he blew me off telling me that the only problem is that the arm is weak and all I needed to do was use the band to strenghten my arm.
Am back in physio for the 7th time with this injury since May 2008 and something has set the pain off to a radical extent.
Both my sports medicine doctor and the new physio think I have a frayed labrum, along with rotator cuff tear and tendonitis as indicated on the MRI last March.
Question: Any suggestions - I think the MRI is now out of date since the pain is much much worse than it was in March 2009. I am going to get a referral to another surgeon but that may take months and another MRI would also be months away. (Canada)
I am not looking to have surgery (despite what the %@#$@# surgeon said) - amongst other surgeries I have had 2 spinal fusions so I know what surgery is and the rehab involved. I am happy to keep at the physio - though what was done last week certainly triggered something which may in fact offer some new info to the physio.
I did not have any problems with this shoulder prior to waking up with severe
pain in May 2008
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
It would be interesting to see the difference between your old MRI and a new one. It's possible that one can have a huge increase in pain without a picture looking any different.
Having said that, if you are experiencing a new and marked increase in pain, I wonder if degraded tissue was pulled apart from exercise 'strain'.
It's really too bad you can't sue doctors for that kind of negligence and...... whatever the word for 'not having a clue what is going on with you nor caring to find out' is called.
Suggestions wise, I'd make SURE that you are taking in the best possible nutrition to make your body as healthy and as able to sustain and heal itself and replace old cells with new good healthy cells.
This includes Magnesium
, B6 and B12 (methylcobalamin, not cyanocobalamin), VItamin D, and increased protein intake and Bone Broth
Anti-inflammatory foods like Omega 3's and Tumeric.
Movement and exercise is important. Keep moving, and learn how much you can push yourself without increasing pain. It's an edge you will want to know intimately.
The question is, would surgery even help.....
Just for fun, it also wouldn't hurt to check into Levaquin lawsuits in Canada. I'm not a big fan of lawsuits, but in this kind of case, I am. Can't hurt.
Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expertwww.TendonitisExpert.com