A woman with severe shoulder pain says she has been in constant pain since her shoulder was broken while on vacation.
Mandy Tackett says she recently took part in a workout at a resort and broke her shoulder.
She says she was rushed to a hospital and treated.
Now she has more than a year of pain.
“I was really scared,” Tacket said.
“It was really scary, and I was just really upset and I didn’t know what to do, so I went to a doctor and they told me to rest for a few days.”
She was also told to get a cortisone shot.
But Tackets doctor didn’t recommend any cortisones.
Instead, he suggested an MRI.
That’s when she realized she had a broken bone in her shoulder, and it had grown back.
Tackett is the owner of Fitness Spa & Body Care in Santa Barbara.
Her husband, Dave, is also a fitness trainer.
They’ve seen their son, Josh, at their business and are trying to find a way to ease the strain on their family.
“It was like a knife,” Tacks father said.
“You see it happen in the gym, and then it happens on a plane, or a car.
And then you go home and you have a little bit of pain that’s gone away and then you’re sitting there in the morning thinking about your family, and you don’t have any pain anymore.”
Tackets pain was the first to return after the MRI.
Tacks pain was so bad that she decided to get surgery.
“That was one of the hardest things to deal with, because I really wanted to be able to do the surgery,” she said.
Tackle says her doctors said it would be too dangerous to keep her out of the pool, and she wanted to try something else.
“At that point, it just seemed like, why not go for it,” she explained.TACKETS SHOOTER’S VIEW: Shoulder surgery should not be performed lightlyA new study shows that when people get surgery to fix the injury, their shoulder can take up to three months to heal, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The Mayo Clinic researchers looked at more than 12,000 people in the U.S. and Canada.
They said more than half of the people had a severe shoulder injury, with the average time from injury to recovery being 6.4 months.
A total of 1,300 people with a severe injury were referred for shoulder surgery.
About one in five patients had surgery that required shoulder replacement.TOUGH RECOVERY: Shoulders hurt worse than we thoughtIn one study, patients with severe injuries had their shoulders hurt even worse than they thought.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University examined the shoulders of 2,935 people and found that those with severe back pain had a shoulder injury that required at least two operations to repair.
That study showed that after the shoulder surgery, shoulder pain and swelling increased.
In another study, a survey of 5,974 people in Australia found that more than 80 percent of patients who had a mild injury to their shoulder had shoulder pain or swelling that lasted for up to six months.
The pain and soreness of a shoulder can make it difficult to move, walk or even sit for long periods.
The new study, published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, said the most common reason patients had to have shoulder surgery was because they were not able to perform a simple task.
Doctors say shoulder injuries can have long-term effects.
The American College of Sports Medicians says that while it is possible to heal the injury and get back to normal, the damage done can be permanent.
Dr. David Stoll, an associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Children’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, said that most patients recover from shoulder injuries.
“We know that if you’re not able in the short term to move your shoulder, that it’s really difficult for you to do that task in the long term,” he said.
Stoll said most people recover from their injuries in about three to six weeks.
“The biggest thing you can do to help patients is not to put them through this pain, but to help them to make choices about how to deal and what to be more comfortable doing,” he added.