I found your site through Google and would truly appreciate any suggestions or advice.
8 months ago, I developed a chronic shoulder pain on my left arm. This led to orthopedic and chiropractor visits along with MRI's to verify it wasn't a rotator cuff tear.
The results were early arthritis of the AC joint of the shoulder. Being 26 arthritis of the AC joint is very rare in particular when symptoms are more near the front and side of shoulder like an impingement.
I switched from a spring mattress to a memory foam mattress 2-3 years ago. It wasn't till recently at I developed this chronic shoulder pain which is forcing me to sleep on my back.
I believe the switch to a foam mattress, in particular a medium-firm mattress might be culprit.
I read your recommendation of a latex top and a firm base but was wondering if this is safe for someone with a latex allergy? If unsafe, what would be another option?
I've looked into the W Hotels Plush Pillow Top as a softer top with a firm spring is what you recommend.
If the latex is safe with a latex allergy, other than the Ever-Eden 8 inch, what are other options for a side sleeping mattress that's soft?
Thank you and I appreciate any help. Erin
The culprit is the memory foam. you are now sinking through the memory foam and hitting the harder poly foam that supports it.
Latex allergies manifest themselves with latex gloves and bandages.
Latex foam rubber is perfectly safe. The allergen is removed during processing, rendering it hypo-allergenic.
Also, all natural latex is the only one of the foams that won't collapse on you.
When the time comes to buy a new mattress, a pocketed coil where each coil moves independently from the others, Like the W bed, is a good choice.
However, if you go with a plush pillowtop model, it won't hold up.
Your best option, at this point, is to get an Ever-Eden 2" Soft Talalay Latex Topper for the mattress you have.
When the topper arrives, flip your mattress over before adding the topper.
The underside of your memory foam mattress will provide the firm support and the topper will provide the surface comfort.
In a few years, when it really is time to buy a new mattress, you'll get one without a pillowtop and add the latex topper you will already own.
Here is a link to the latex toppers:
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