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Seems I have got some of this in my shoulder; been painful for a few months, aggravated by RSI(using a mouse for work 10 hours a day sometimes).

Had a consultation with a physio in Australia who suggested it is mainly weak muscle aggravated by arthritis. All they could suggest is ibuprofen for reduction of inflammation and some exercises. They also suggested better posture by sitting on a large blow up ball! 

Contemplating going to see a specialist here in Thailand, does anyone know such a doctor/hospital?

Only painful when doing certain things, at certain angles. The physio got me lifting my right arm by a rod supported by left arm(good one) and there was no pain, which suggests muscular. Anyway, I'm not convinced if it is arthritis or not; is there any way I could find out for sure? I am 55 and exercise every day -  run 5 km and do yoga/tai chi. 

 

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I have some form of arthritis in my right shoulder, mainly from playing tennis for quite a few years, and not having a correct grip on the racquet, which has come back to haunt me in later years.

I was seeing a Rheumatologist at Siriraj Private Hospital. Consultation was around 500bht, and then a thorough series of blood tests for CRP and liver function test will then determine whether you hav

I assume you have two hands so use the second hand and practice using it the mouse.

1 minute ago, xylophone said:

 I have some form of arthritis in my right shoulder, mainly from playing tennis for quite a few years, and not having a correct grip on the racquet, which has come back to haunt me in later years.


Ibuprofen does help if it's playing up, and as for RSI from using a mouse, I had the same thing many years ago and bought the Dragon Naturally Speaking program, so I can dictate into the computer and also operate it from a microphone (I have a headset) and that has helped tremendously.


Still available online and extremely easy-to-use.


Sorry I can't be of more help with regards to a specialist, however hopefully the above tips may be of some use to you.
 

Thanks. I have played a lot of tennis in my time too, maybe a factor; I hadn't thought of that.

I hope my tennis days are not over, golf too.

Due tot he nature of my work, translating/editing, it's not possible to use that thing, but thanks 🙂 

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2 minutes ago, CraigInBangkok said:

 

I had a lot of wrist/hand problems from using a mouse for many hours per day and now pretty much only ever use a wacom tablet and pen which has worked for me 

Thanks, can that be used like a mouse, copying/pasting etc?

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yeah, I use it as a mouse ... you can configure the 2 buttons on the pen as you like and the tablet has buttons and wheel which you can configure for shortcuts depending what app you are using. As for copying and pasting, I use ctrl+c and ctrl+v but I could do it from the pen.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Sheryl said:

A simnple Xray will show if it is arthritis

 

best shoulder specialist in Thailand is Dr. Mason at Bumrungrad

 

https://www.bumrungrad.com/en/doctors/Mason-Porramatikul

 

He is also at Vajira Hospitral (government), I don't know if he can be seen via an after hours clinic there or not

He looks good, thank you. 

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what works for me...

 

 wet towel put in Microwave, to warm rub shoulder with Cream 'Plaivana' [Muscular Pain Relief ] place warm towel on shoulder and leave,.....  ideal when at PC as only holding mouse  [Prescribed by Dr at Hospital]

 

@ 70 guess rheumatoid arthritis can be expected 

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20 hours ago, ICELANDMAN said:

I assume you have two hands so use the second hand and practice using it the mouse.

Good point, and for the OP I have done that and use my left hand for the mouse, and change the mouse settings on my pc accordingly.

 

With that and the Dragon app (which can command all of the actions required on any programme....copy, cut, paste, add, delete, move, insert, etc) the RSI in my right wrist has eased markedly. 

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