I have an arthritic shoulder for some years. I've taken a few bad falls
onto this shoulder (sadly, it's the right shoulder and I'm
right-handed). I've been getting quarterly pain shots for awhile, but in
the past three months, the shoulder has degraded even further. Not only
do I have no cartilage left in the shoulder, now I also have bone spurs.
My range of motion without the pain shots is completely gone. I have
what is called an encapsulated or "frozen" shoulder. The pain has gotten
so bad I have to take nausea medication when it's at its worst.
I am a C3-7 incomplete "walking quad," and fortunately do not need to
use a wheelchair all the time.
The shoulder has gotten so bad I can't even lift a gallon plastic jug of
bleach. There is just no strength left.
Does anyone have any information, experience, advice, etc. for me?