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Q. My arm became limp after flu shot & have had pain in arm. Vaccine itself or improper injection? Any advice? I could not move my arm about 3 hours after the injection. It took about 3 days before I could raise my arm at all. It became painful to use and has bothered me for a couple of months. The doctor gave me a cortisone shot which helped some but not completely. He had never seen this reaction before. Is it a reaction to the vaccine or could it be the way it was injected? Is their anyone who has had or knows of a similar case? A. I had a flu shot last October, and it was given to me directly on the backside (and up high) of my shoulder. I went to the gym after I received the shot, and now have two tears in my (torn) rotator cuff, with a perforation in my rotator cuff tendon. I think it may have been improperly given. Now I need to have surgery to repair it. Look up your symptoms on webmd, and surf the net. Talk to your doctor too. The only way to find out what is really going on with it is to have an MRI. A simple xray will not reveal a tear in the muscle or tendon in the rotator cuff. If you can't lift your arm, and have trouble sleeping at night, and pain on your deltoid and bicep (rotator cuff injury pain radiates to these areas) because of the pain, then chances are you have an injured rotator cuff. These people giving these immunizations need more training. They are causing serious injury to people that go in to get a shot to stay healthy, and then end up with a serious injury, and possible surgery !!! Goo
A couple thoughts, and let me start by saying I am fairly new to spine issues. I have an L5-S1 large bulging disc pressing on the right Sciatic Nerve. Significant pain for one month. Probably not the person to give advice (some posters have earned a PhD in pain not by choice) but reading your post made me want to offer what I have found. I hope you find an answer, you deserve it. 1. Medical advice needs to come from multiple sources so if you have yet to seek alternative opinions probably best to do that now. 2. I personally believe the cycle of pain requires an element of finding your means to break it. I found the best, all be it hard thing to do was to push myself out for a walk and also to go to work. I believe there is a tough balance with this that requires hearing the medical advice to know when to not push it but also knowing if you don't push a bit then the pain owns us. 3. At 7 months, I can't help but think the conservative approach isn't working and you should be talking to a surgeon. Again, I hope you find an answer.