Arthritic shoulders

JaynieD Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:06 in Living with arthritis

Hi I’m Jayne and I have arthritis is both shoulders. I was diagnosed 4 years ago. I have been told both will need replacing but at 57 I’m too young. I have had steroid injections and they tried a nerve block but it didn’t work. Currently I’m taking ibuprofen and paracetamol as I work and I am a carer for my mum so the drowsiness side affect of the other drugs (Baclofen and Nortriptyline) are too severe.

I have physio every 2/3 weeks to try to maintain some mobility and although this is proving expensive it does help

It would be useful to share experiences with any other double shoulder sufferers just to get hints and tips on coping mechanisms. I live in my own so aids to help would also be useful.