Topic: shoulder/forearm pain
I have had problems for the past 3+ years with my right shoulder when I play oboe for extended periods of time. It's a hot", constant ache that is caused from my shoulder being up to play oboe. It does not happen when I play EH or bassoon. I've had a couple orthopedic surgeons look at it and had 2 cortisone shots. It feels close to my rotator cuff but that's been checked and is fine (although I've strained it in the past). I'd have an arthroscope MRI done too but that only concluded that I have a small tear in my labrum but apparently that's not where my pain is coming from. Occaisionally I've have painful nerve tingling down the right forearm as well. A nerve conduction study showed nothing abnormal. Any suggestions/advice? I'm an oboe grad student and would really not enjoy switching careers at this point!!