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Frozen Shoulder

Also known as Adhesive Capsulitis Of Shoulder, Shoulder Frozen

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  • Frozen shoulder for past year - post Trigenics OAT procedure

    In March 2017 I went to gym after a lengthy hiatus and was doing pretty good, gradually increasing the weight levels. While doing overhead pull downs I felt a sharp pain in my left shoulder, so decided to lay off that exercise for a day or two. But when I tried it again I once more had the pain in my...

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  • Hydrodilatation - my experience

    I've decided to start another thread on here to document my experiences with Hyrodilatation (also spelled Hydrodilation or known as Arthrographic Distension) and how well it works for me over the next few weeks or so. A brief background, in case anyone didn't read my original thread.  I...

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  • Pain Killers - which ones work best at night

    Interested to know which pain killers work the best for FS.  I've been taking paracetamol and Ibuprofen and sometime sleeping tablets Sominex.  I've tried co-codamol but it doesn't help and scrambles my mind the next morning. Last night nothing seemed to work. I have an MRI scan...

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  • Who's had their FS the longest?

    As I mentioned in another post this October will be the 4 year anniversary of my first Dr visit. It begin with a dull ache that gradually got worse to the excruciating stage a lot of you have spoken about where every movement was painful and sleeping was near impossible. Eventually it calmed down and...

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  • Frozen shoulder- body aches

    Hi!  I am new to this forum and was hoping to talk with more people goi g through the same thing. I was diagnosed with FS  a couple months ago and have been going to therapy for about 5 weeks. My first MRI is tomorrow.  I feel like this is just a disease I need to live with it seems therapy...

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  • Helpful Tips

    Be patient. This is a LONG disease. Remember, adhesive capsulitis is a disease, not a syndrome or a condition; it has a beginning, middle and END. Wherever you are in the cycle, you're moving toward the END. – Educate yourself! There's lots of information on the internet about adhesive capsulitis,...

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  • What Are the Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder?

    Hi, I injured my left shoulder over five months ago, and now all the muscles on the upper back are stuck in spasm and won’t let go, no matter how much I stretch it or exercise it.  I don’t have any pain, and no problem sleeping.  However when I try to raise my arm above my head, the muscles...

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  • Frozen Shoulder Second Time Around

    Hello everyone. I am so thankful to have found this forum. I am suffering from frozen shoulder for the second time. The first time it occurred in my left shoulder, which is my non-dominant side. Now two years later, I have it in the right shoulder which is my dominant side. My orthopedic doctor has...

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  • MRI results

    No definite tears in the inferior and superior labrum. There is minor scuffing to the posterolateral numeral head but no Hills sachs lesion Contrast is confined to the capsules and the tendons are all in tact. I have had shoulder problems for 3 years.  1 shoulder decompression, 2 post surgical...

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  • Both shoulders

    Hi everyone,  I've just developed FS in my second shoulder, and knowing what I went through with the first one, I'm really dreading it. That was 5 years ago (at age 37), shortly after giving birth, and it's still not completely better. So far, the second shoulder is following a different...

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  • Frosty's Tips for frozen shoulder club members

    I'm not sure if this older post has been mentioned in a while, but it helped me immensely when I was in the thick of it, and might be useful to the more current members of this special club.  https://patient.info/forums/discuss/helpful-tips-28439

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  • First steroid shot scheduled for tomorrow

    And I’m scared and wary. Heard so many mixed reviews - some say it’s fantastic and they got instant and extended relief and other say it didn’t help at all!  Even worse is the chance it could make my pain increase! I don’t think I can cope with that.  Those who’ve had the shot, what’s been...

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  • A day in the life of FS

    Hi everyone! I'm a 33 yr old mother of. 3,6 and 9 year old. I fell on my right shoulder July 2017...I'm in the thawing stage. I overused my left arm and am having some similar issues in this arm too. I wanted to share some thoughts in case it helps. Everyday is so different with my FS. ...

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  • Frozen in Germany

    Hello, I just signed up for this group and hope for advice and exchange of experiences. I am 45, male and from Berlin, Germany. Therefore, please understand should I do not express myself 100% correctly. I've had pain in my left arm for six months now, which is bearable but annoying. I can sleep,...

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  • Hi everybody

    Ihave been diagnosed with frozen shoulder, on the uzv it showed that rotator cuff is not demaged and that there is subacromial bursitis.I also did x ray which confirm the diagnosis.My PT put me on the list for physical therapy and gave me a paper with exercises and said if the pain will be to strong...

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  • recovery time after frozen shoulder manipulation

    It's been 18 months of torture ! Going to have my shoulder manipulated this week . I am thrilled to have found this link . Knowing someone actually understands what I'm going through ! I was in tears reading everyone's situation .this is the most painful and debilitating situation ever !...

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  • I just want to know I’m not going crazy...

    I can’t believe how excruciating this pain is. Like my muscles are being shredded from the bone. Like being punched in an infected wound. And then there is the throbbing nerve pain that travels down the centre of bicep, into my forearm and down through my wrist.  And then there is the neck pain-...

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  • Possible that FS felt better never really went away?

    In Jan of 2017, I was a couple weeks into a bout with FS in my right shoulder. Type 2 diabetic, totally unmanaged and filled with chronic inflammation from toxic mold exposure. Perfect storm. Moved from Mold House in Oct of 2016. Started vigorous diet and exercise in late May of 2017 through early...

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  • Random ‘good’ days and/or nights?

    Does anyone else in the Freezing Stage have random good days or nights?  I got one yesterday and last night out of nowhere after a 12 day stretch of non-stop torture and no sleep. I don’t dare believe this is going to last as I’ve been tricked before into hoping I’m past the worst. It always came...

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  • Frozen shoulder and neck pain

    Since having frozen shoulder, I have also suffered with neck pain and neck stiffness. It's not the same dreadful, unbearable pain that you get in your shoulders and arm, just a dull, persistent ache. Does anyone else have this? I have been told that I have a slight amount of arthritis in my neck,...

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  • Going back to Work post MUA

    Hello I am 10 days post MUA and due to go back to work next week. However I am a little worried as I have a desk bound job that involves typing and answering the phone as these are repetitive actions that causes strain on my wrist and arm. Just wanted some advise to when anyone went back to work and...

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  • Just diagnosed Both Shoulders

    I was just diagnosed yesterday with FS in both shoulders. No explanation as I don't recall any trauma to them. I am a 48 year old healthy male. Go figure. I started having symptoms a couple of weeks prior to Christmas in my right shoulder then in my left shortly after. I have decent ROM compared...

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  • Frozen shoulder

    New to group.  Frozen shoulder since December.  Doctor immediately suggested surgery.  Think rather drastic.  Very tired of constant pain and not being able to sleep.  Nice to know I am not alone in this.

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  • Frozen Shoulder after Rotator Cuff Surgery

    Hi - I'm 3 months post Rotator Cuff Surgery.  Felt like I was doing well in terms of overall ability to function, but certain stretching has not improved for the last several weeks.  I felt like I was developing a psychological block as PT is excrutiating with the external rotations. ...

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  • Manipulation Under Anaesthetic

    Hello I am a newbie to this group. I have had FS for just under a year and had MUA a few days ago.  I am thinking of not using my sling anymore but wanted to know how quickly everyone recovered, went back to work and how much PT they had. Also any gym goers and when did you go back? Thanks 

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  • FROZEN SHOULDER SHOULD I BE OFF WORK

    I have had frozen shoulder for about 4 months now, diagnosed by GP and phsiotherapist. Shoulder and arm painful and aching all time even with painkillers. movement very limited. I knocked shoulder today when walking through a doorway and the agony lasted 2 minutes. Also happened when my dog was in...

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  • Frozen Shoulder, I think it's happening again

    Curious how many have had this horrible thing happen more than once? I was diagnosed by my orthopedic doc back in winter of 2016.  Cortisone injection, physical therapy.  Almost a year to regain my ROM.  Thank God the horrible pain episodes only lasted maybe 2-3 weeks.  I still can't...

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  • I have both rotator cuffs torn due MVA.

    After my accident, I went to see shoulder surgeon, who told me my post surgery pain would be worse then present.  I asked her to qualify what was wear and tear and what was ripped due to MVA impact.  So, I did an MRI and came back to see her to get the information asked for.  She walked...

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  • Cure for frozen shoulder!!!!

    Hello everyone! In February I had a very painful arm injury in my left arm. I initially thought I tore a tendon in my bicep and kept my arm in a sling and limited my movement. By March, the pain was unbearable  and I lost mobility. I couldn’t get dressed/undressed, shut my car door, blow dry my...

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