Hi Christine and everyone on this post! I just had arthroscopic surgery last Monday and my Dr. said it was the worst inflammation of the bicep that he has ever seen. He removed the inflammation and did some manipulation of the arm. I had a neuro blocker, so I was grateful when I woke up and felt nothing for 24 hours. Well, when the blocker wore off, boy, was it painful! It’s been a week now but I still feel a lot of pain, the area where they put the block is really sore, my shoulder is constantly throbbing in pain. I had to stop the Percocet because it was making me drowsy during the day and still not cutting the pain. They switched me to Tramadol, it felt the same. Now I am just taking 3 Aleve, twice a day. Nothing seems to help the pain. Does anyone have any other suggestions for pain meds. My Dr. said the Tramadol was the last thing he could recommend. I feel like I am constantly wearing a pain look on my face, feel miserable. On the flip side, I am now able to raise my arm high up during PT, and to the side, but still far from hooking my bra or putting my arm anywhere near my back. I’m so frustrated, feel like crying most of the time. I just can’t believe how painful this tendonitis/frozen shoulder is! I’ve always been athletic, and this has really aged me and made me feel so vulnerable to do anything. Even going for a walk, I’m terrified that I’ll slip and fall onto my left shoulder, or someone bumping into my shoulder……sigh. Will this nightmare EVER END?
Hi Ben. Thanks for all the amazing info week after week. I love your podcasts and articles. I would love your opinion on using BPC 157 injections as you describe in the article for a very persistent case of posterior tibial tendonitis. Even with quite a bit of rest, using a walking boot, eating anti inflammatory, and working on correcting running form/strengthening, this tendonitis has plagued me for three months now. I am an avid distance runner and need this to heal? Please let me know if you think this could be effective, and if you would recommend any changes to your protocol in the article. Also, how much would my results be diminished if I used the bps orally not subcutaneously? Lastly, where should I inject the bpc if I go that route? I have pain mostly right around the malleolus, but often into my arch and above the malleolus along the tendon. thanks again