Rotator cuff tendinitis/tendinosis, part trois: Where is your pain?
I asked this in one of the previous 2 posts about this but I don't believe I got a definitive answer.
To those of you with a positive dx of RC tendinosis/tendinitis: Where is/was your pain located? Was it actually IN the shoulder, or further down the arm? Could you sleep on your affected arm?
I ask because my pain is on the lateral aspect of my arm midway between my shoulder and elbow. With the exception of a very seldom twinge at the top of the shoulder, I have NO pain in the shoulder itself.
When I mention this to the doctor and PT, they explain that's where the tendon attaches to the bone. I assume they mean that when I raise my arm, the rotator cuff is being used but the pain is referred to where the tendon attaches to the bone. But, if there is a tear in the RC muscle itself (which the PT seems certain there is), wouldn't there be pain where the tear is located?
AND -- If I press on the sore spot, it hurts even if my arm hangs at my side (i.e. even when the RC muscle is not in use).
Also... when I read about classic symptoms, one of them is pain while sleeping on the arm -- but that is not true in my case.
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