General Practitioner

Mr Tannerís blood pressure is still well controlled and is now down to 135 systolic.

X-ray and Ultrasound of the right shoulder showed no abnormality to account for Mr Tannerís pain. The cause is most-likely therefore hemiplegic shoulder pain post-stroke. There is little scientific evidence regarding the best way to treat this, but pain relief will be necessary.  As a first line treatment, an injection of cortisone has proved helpful.  Intra-articular injections of steroidal or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories may be considered as on-going treatment in the short term.