- Dec 5, 2016
- Cedar Rapids
About 16 months ago, I fell with my arm upright. I hurt the shoulder of my weak arm. It was a likely rotator cuff injury, but I didn't see a whole lot of point in pursuing a full diagnosis or methods to fix. I did receive an injection of steroids in the shoulder to take down inflammation which was lovely! It's an uncomfortable arm. If I sleep on that side, it goes through periods of being uncomfortable, but I've found that if it's hurting, I can cross the arm in front of my body while lying down and then turn ONTO the arm. I hear a pop and you can feel a shift and there is instant relief. It's not terribly painful, just uncomfortable and is fully relieved when it pops. I kind of thought it was similar to cracking my knuckles. However, I'm starting to believe it's shoulder subluxation? This is my weak arm so I can't see any atrophy, though the arm and back are obviously becoming weaker. If it is subluxation, is there a way to reduce that movement comfortably or something I ought to do? Or just shrug and think, "Such is life," and be so glad the pain dissipates fast!