Found cause for pain when milking

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by crocee, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. crocee

    crocee New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Northeast Arkansas
    Well I have been having pain and weakness in my left arm when milking and doing most anything. Everyone kept telling me it was age related arthritis, 48 is NOT THAT OLD. I had an x-ray done and loe and behold I do not have ANY arthritis in my shoulder. However I do have a partially torn rotator cuff. We are going to try physical therapy first, the recovery time for surgery is 6 months or more. I was given a betamethasone shot into the joint and it has helped somewhat so maybe I can do the exercises to help strengthen my shoulder muscles.
  2. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Ouch, good luck with the therapy.

  3. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Wishes for the betamethasone shot to continue working and good luck with therapy. Good to have an answer too, for your symptoms.
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    do the surgery as quick as possible if theropy doesnt work. Grandmom never got surgery but did PT for months and she still doesnt have full range of motion.
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh man...that must be very painful.. :( ..I am sorry that you are experience that.... :hug:
  6. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    ouch, well, at least you went and had it checked out! good luck!