I had a painful right shoulder that did not get better on its own. I saw Andrew, Dr Mc Donald's PA. He prescribed pyhsical theropy. The shoulder did not get better. Andrew ordered an MRI which showed that I had an old tear in one of the muscles in the rotator cuff which atrofied to an unrepairable state. Andrew gave me a cortizone shot in the shoulder and prescribed more physical theropy. The combination of the cortizone shot and the physical theropy exercises has made the shoulder essentially pain free for most motions. When I see Dr. McDonald at the end of the month I will want to know what to expect in the future and if he would recommend any repairs to the shoulder now or in the future.
The treatment that I have received has been conservative and helpful. Good work, Andrew!