Severe tendonosis, and 4mm tear in supraspinatus. There is more in the MRI report but that's the basics.
Questions. Do tears ever heal on their own or with acupuncture? Is it true that cortisone shots are damaging in the long run? Should I avoid heat packs or massage, both of which give me temporary relief, I don't want to cause further damage...Are anti inflammatories useful for healing BEYOND the minimal pain relief I get from them? Finally, is surgery always needed?
As I said, I want to be as educated as possible before speaking to my doctor, who is NOT an orthopedist. I suspect she will refer me on....
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