Posted by: Jojo | 2008/10/14

Shoulder injury

Hi Doc, Pse can you advise. My husband is constantly complaining about pain in his shoulder. He says it' s not a muscular pain, but feels more like his bones are grinding against each other and that he needs to see some doctor about it. I don' t think a GP is the way to go.
We' ve tried deep heat, anti inflamatory pills etc, but if it' s his bones that are causing this deep pain where do we go from here? What type of doctor would he need to visit?

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Hi Jojo
An orthopedic surgeon would be the right doctor to see - but there are a lot of preliminary evaluations your GP can do before you see the surgeon which will be cheaper in the long run!
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Jojo | 2008/10/15

Thanks for your answers. We used to live in Jhb, but now live in Durban unfortunately.
Will convince hubby to go see a GP first as I can' t take seeing him in pain any longer.

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Posted by: Ruby | 2008/10/15

Hey Jojo,
I dont know where you live, but if you live near Sandton, I can recommend a really good orthopeadic surgeon. Dr Charles Brecken at the morningside medi-clinic. I had a problem with dislocations and now after surgery I am 100% and can use my arms/shoulders fully. My neighbour also had a problem with a ' frozen'  shoulder due to build-up of calcium, she is also now 100% after he operated on her. All the best! Ruby

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