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10/03/18 12:24 PM
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My shoulder has been in pain for a few months now, seems that nothing is helping. Was on prednisone for it and no help, nothing from the MTX so far. Is there anything specific with AS and shoulder pain, or shoulder pain in general? This is one painful adventure for sure.

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Have you had x-rays to see if there are any mechanical issues?

My husband has severe OA, and his shoulder is one of his worst areas. So I understand how bad shoulder pain can be and how every little move can affect it.


Ginny - 57 year old female
Dx with USpA in March 2013; changed to AS in July 2015
Iritis and Scleritis
unicompartmental knee replacements: right-June 2014, left-Aug 2018
MTX, Humira, Cyclobenzaprine, plus Celebrex as needed
Supplements: Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish Oil, Culturelle probiotic, Melatonin (as needed)
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Hi Sdot, sorry to hear about your shoulders. according to a text on my shelf, shoulder and hips are afected in at least 1/3 of people living with AS. I'm one of them. I can relate to shoulder pain -especially trying to sleep through the night.

Good thing to talk to doc about. especially since prednisone didn't help. agree with southern moss, best to rule out other issues.

Then, possibly a good physical therapist referral with AS experience? What I do, which seems counter intuitive with pain, is to cardio exercise on spin bike (so, not using shoulder directly), breathing exercises, and start stretching the muscle and joints directly (lightly at first).

Hope that helps.


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My shoulders are uncomfortable and they crack and pop every time I roll them. It's painless when I move them but they tend to hurt when I don't move.

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I am going to hit the doctor and see if I can get an xray and some help. I was really wishing it would go away on it's own. The pred I took was for the shoulder, but it did nothing, so who knows, maybe it could be something else.


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