I recently had a MRI of my right shoulder due to shoulder pain for the last few years . I’ve received PT, ART, massage therapy and most recently chiropractic care for the pain. Most have helpled for the short term, but nothing has eliminated the pain or cured me completely. It was just recently that my shoulder has become even more painful and caused limited range of motion while interferring with workouts.
I haven’t been able to see a specialist regarding the results, but this is what the MRI says:
FINDINGS: There is no focal marrow replacement identified in the humeral head. There is a small cortical cyst formation along the posterior margin of the humeral head suggesting early degenerative changes. The biceps tendon is in appropriate position. No significant joint effusion is identified. There is no soft tissue mass identified. No displaced labral tear is identified. The supraspinatus tendon is intact. The subscapularis, teres minor and infraspinatus tendons are intact. There is no displaced labral tear identified.
There is no soft tissue identified. No localized muscle atrophy is identified. The rigth A/C joint is in anatomic alignment with hypertrophic changes without significant encroachment upon the supraspinatus.
IMPRESSION: 1. Intact rotator cuff without full thickness tear.
2. Small subcortical cyst formation is identified in the posterior margin of the humeral head suggesting early degenerative changes.
Okay, so what does this cyst mean and what can or should be done about it? Luckily, my rotator cuff is in good shape, but I’m concerned about the cyst and am not sure what I can do to eliminate the pain.