I got referred to orthopedic specialist for 1st time--scared

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Beckula, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Beckula

    Beckula New Member

    Is this a good thing? I have been having trouble with my left shoulder and hip and he thinks it's not fibromyalgia related.

    If anyone had any tips or experience with this, please let me know--also, I am not sure what kind of tests they are doing, so in a way, I am a bit scared!
  2. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    ...I agree with the above post. The physician will more than like to some Range of Motion (ROM) test as well, in doing this the physician will move the affected body parts to check what kind of motion you have with them. This is a time to be honest tell them as soon as it hurts.

    Best of luck to you, I hope everything goes well,

    Karen
  3. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    surgery on both shoulders, i get tendonitis in my hips...not to mention back and everything below my head...read my bio...

    they will take xray and do range of motion tests... and tell you what your options are...

    no big deal...


    oh the surgery i had two years ago ...i felt so good when i left out the door...they shot me up with some morphine...i wish i could have that feeling again...i flet no pain in neck, back feet legs hands you name it...i even came home and had to cook dinner for my son...because the ex-boyfreind thought he sould get drunk at the bar...po me off should have kicked him t the curb then, but honeltly he was helping me with my rent at the time and i wasn't getting childsupport...
    my mom was going to come out from michigan to help out but he said no he would take good care of me...well he got drunk and stayed at his mother's home..he did not live me only her...reason for that...

    jodie
  4. Beckula

    Beckula New Member

    I have already have had x-rays and MRIs and nothing was found--I would not mind having them again though, as something may be wrong now ??? I have mild scoliosis and I had bursitis in my left hip. They I have done many tests like the ones described, like range of motion, etc. They also told me at one time I have hypermobility in my shoulder.

    The doc also suggested physical therapy, but I didn't want to do that again--I have gone to three different PT places, including exercise therapy.

    I really have a fear of needles, so I am hoping no shots or anything are involved :(
  5. JLH

    JLH New Member

    No need to be afraid to go to ortho doc. Like someone else said, he will just do some xrays, CT scans, or MRI to see what your problem is in your should and hip.

    If you are nervous, maybe you can get someone to go along with you to keep you company!

    Good luck on your visit. Hope it's nothing serious.

    Hugs,
    Janet
  6. Beckula

    Beckula New Member

    Well, I just made the consultation appt. I will probably have to redo the MRIs since they were done over a year ago and b/c I had a fall on my hip recently. Right now it has a bruise still, so it's sore.

    Here is a pic of the bruise: http://img58.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture0572gq.jpg

    Anyway, I am having the shoulder and hip checked out and they said surgery is always the last resort--I just wonder if this is all fibromyalgia related and I am going for nothing. If they suggest physical therapy, I guess I will have to find my old PTs (I had three or four different ones) and prove that it never worked (it did to a point, then the PT said they couldn't do any more work, something like that).
  7. JLH

    JLH New Member

    WOW!!! What an ugly bruise!!!!! Ouch!!