Chronic R Shoulder Pain
43 years old and still play baseball. However, my r shoulder will not heal. I’ve seen the doctor several times. Received shot of cortisone (or something similar) in the back side of my shoulder–it helped some. But the pain is located on the front head of the humorus. When i pitch and really load up the arm and let go of the ball, my hand rotates out and that causes severe pain down my arm. The pain is actually worse if i play a position and have extended periods of time in between throws.
I’ve had an MRI–the diagnosis was TENDONOSIS (he called it a thickening of the tendon)
I’ve done all the rotator exercises for months–they have not worked. The only thing that provides some relief is stretching.
Doctor wants to take another MRI.
When i showed him the exact spot of pain, he said pain is not a reliable indicator.
It’s been almost one year of “diagnosing” with not much relief. I thought a second shot in the front of the shoulder would help, but doctor says it is too soon for more cortisone.
I would greatly appreciate any ideas or direction.