Shoulder & arm pain
Here I am again--this is my go-to place whenever a question pops up. I know my doctor should be my first go-to, but sometimes I just want to know if anyone else has had a similar experience. So here goes:
I've mentioned before that my pacemeker placement seems to me less than ideal, being so near my left armpit that I sometimes feel it when I move my arm in certain ways. There is something else that I have noticed but I'm not sure if I can blame the device. I get pain in my left shoulder that sometimes causes the entire arm to ache. I remember that during the operation, under local anaesthetic, I felt severe pain in that shoulder. It felt like something was being repeatedly pulled, and the pain was enough to make me cry out. Could this be a nerve that has been disturbed or damaged at the time (7 montha ago now) and if so, will it eventually heal & go away? Or, am I trying to blame arthritic aches & pains on the pacemaker? I'm asking now because the pain was worse than ever yesterday & last night--after scrubbing walls, so go figure, right? Does anyone else in "the club" have achy arms?