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  • claire50742 3

    Anyone? Have you had the Trigenics frozen shoulder treatment?

    OK - 7 months into a FS and I am making headway into finding out about the Trigenics treatment. What I really would like to hear about are the treatment experiences and results? Is there anyone out there who can either tell me first hand OR direct me to a site NOT written by the people who perform the...

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  • krishnan2691 1

    Frozen shoulder problem & diabetes mellitus

    Hi, All. I have been a sufferer of frozen shoulder problem for the past 6 months. However, I was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus in 2012 having the usual medication. In view of this, I would like to know if there is any hope of cure for the frozen shoulder. Thanks.

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  • Miarch23 2

    Recovery after Rotator Cuff Surgery AND MUA

    I had rotator cuff surgery on March 6th and two weeks ago my ortho suggested I undergo MUA due to stiffness and nerve irritation while in PT.  I hesitently agreed to do so and had it done last Monday (7 days ago).  For the three days with the pain pump, my ROM was excellent and I was super excited.  I...

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  • tina61247 2

    frozen shoulder nerve pain

    i can't cope anymore with the pain! All my nerves hurt neck scapula biceps pain all the way down arm forearm aching hand aching does anyone else have the forearm hand aching pain.

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  • maria58274 3

    Here we go again...

    I had my first frozen shoulder 2 years ago and have posted (and got some great advice) on here.  Like many of us first time round, I didn't know what it was and assumed it was some sort of strain that might go away on it's own and so didn't seek help until it was very painful and frozen and I was hardly...

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  • deb49491 2

    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 ! Would like to.hear...

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  • susan35470 2

    How long does pain last?

    I'd be interested to hear how long the pain phase has lasted for other FS sufferers. I'm have just passed the 6 month mark of quite bad pain and it is showing no signs of letting up. This is my second FS and pain phase had pretty much subsided by 6 months with other shoulder. Beginning to wonder if...

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  • maria58274 3

    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 started with...

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  • cindy 45475 3

    Frozen shoulder hereditary ?

    Just another thought , as any one else had a family member who has had FS? My mum when she was in her late 30s also had frozen shoulder ... In those days (30 years ago), she tells me the cure was "gold injections", she never had to have any surgery , just regular injections and some massage, she says...

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  • Lesley998 3

    Menopausal Frozen Shoulder

    Any ladies with frozen shoulder who are peri menopausal/menopausal and not on HRT should have a serious chat with a (preferably female) GP. I suffered for ages (two male GP's dismissed the idea of it being hormonal) before being diagnosed with menopausal adhesive capsulitis by a Nurse Practitioner who...

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  • charlotte08227 1

    Muscle wastage?

    I have had frozen shoulder to my left shoulder for just over a year. To begin with the pain was horrendous, then it was very stiff. I had my first steroid injection in August. Although I've been lucky in that movement has been relatively good the whole time, the joint has been very stiff and doesn't...

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  • Shoulderouch373 2

    Frozen Shoulder

    I have had a frozen shoulder since November 2016. It is now February 2017. I have been prescribed Naproxen, Vicodin, and Percocet. They take the edge off, but nothing really helps. I had a cortisone shot 3 weeks ago that helped for a week, but this week nothing helps. I am in agony, I can't find a comfortable...

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  • Mad52 1

    My frozen shoulder has come back again. Did yours?

    Hello, Looking for some advice as I can't believe it's happening again. Had a frozen shoulder last year which ended with a cortisone injection just before Christmas. Thankfully it worked. However over the last 10 days those horrible familiar movement restrictions and pain are coming back. It really is...

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  • themagicpanda 2

    Arthroscopic Capsular Release Surgery for Frozen Shoulder

    Anyone out there had this surgery?  After suffering for a considerable time, missing the stage for injection I have surgery in a few days. I'm interested to hear others experiences post surgery, particularly around pain/mobility and return to work. Thansk in advance, Mandy

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  • FrozenJen 2

    Frozen Shoulder - Chronic Sinus Infection Concurrently

    I developed what my doctor is now calling a "chronic" Sinus infection. The sinus issue started a few months into the FS and can't get rid of the darn sinus infection. Anyone else experience similar? I have had my FS for about a year and a half and the sinus infection for about nine months. Have been...

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  • jillgrace 2

    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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  • melissa64773 2

    My experience with frozen shoulder

    So about six weeks ago I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder. I own a cleaning business so I already have a weak shoulder to begin with and I also had slipped and fell in my bathroom. As soon as I fell, I knew that I was going to be sore but was able to get up and brush it off. As time went on my shoulder...

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  • Tamara123 2

    Frozen shoulder - Pain in arm after an MUA

    I got FS as a result of not moving my arm due to pain from Bursitis late last summer.  After being in the "frozen" stage for months, I was unwilling to sit and wait for the "thawing stage" to begin and went in for 2nd opinion.  Went to shoulder surgeon that agreed with my desire for a more aggressive...

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  • Frosty 2

    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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  • barb50217 2

    What pain meds are you taking and do they work?

    I was just curious about what pain meds those with frozen shoulder have been prescribed and do you think they work for you?  I have been taking Tramadol (Ultram), which really doesn't help me with the pain, but it does help me to sleep for about 2-3 hours.  Is there one pain med that may be better than...

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  • kim59492 4

    So much pain. Please help

    Hi I developed some pain on moving my left arm into certain positions a few months ago. It is now so bad I cannot move it at all in certain positions. I can't fasten my bra if amdo nothing that requires me going behind my back. I went to a shoulder specialist who told me to go and have a cortisone injection...

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  • richard43586 3

    Signed off!!!

    Hi.  Just to let you know that my consultant has finally signed me off as fully recovered from my frozen shoulder.  I started noticing symptoms about 15 months ago and had arthroscopic capsular release about 7 months ago.  Following that, I did a programme of fairly gentle home exercises as recommended...

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  • alison41082 3

    Frozen shoulder after labrum tear surgery

    Hi, I am a 46 year old woman. On June first I underwent my first surgery ever. I had a torn labrum slap tear, biceps was cut and attached down my arm a little way do to it being shredded up at the top, acriom was hooked so that was shaved down and quite a few bone spurs were shaved off! My rotator...

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  • AJ12345 2

    Labrum Slap Tear and Frozen Shoulder

    Hello All, I've been researching this for quite some time and came across this website which seemed active. I injured my shoulder playing basketball 4 months ago. I have been doing PT for quite some time and eventually got an MRI. The results showed a Slap Tear Type 2. I went in to see the orthopedics...

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  • paulfoel 3

    Have I got frozen shoulder?

    Waiting for GP appt BTW. I'm late 40s. Can't say I did anything for it to start suddenly. It feels like a stiff neck/shoulder that just won't go away. Various parts of my shoulder, upper arm are painful. Also, feel sort of heavy. Its not like a pulled muscle where I can't use the shoulder but its...

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  • ami117 2

    Frozen shoulder - anyone used a chiropractor to help with this?

    Hi I am two months into this frozen shoulder and am in absolute agony - I'd never heard of it before I'd got it so I'm in a whole new world - of pain & frustration to me and no knowledge! Treatment wise I'm dosing up on painkillers to little effect and excercises from YouTube. I have GP appointment this...

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  • paulfoel 3

    So if its not frozen shoulder what else?

    Got GP tomorrow so hopefully a better idea. BUT I've got no movement restriction at all just pain. And quite a bit.Taking max painkillers every day and having problems sleeping. The pain is like when you wake up and have a very stiff neck. i.e cant turn to look one way. But its been ongoing for months...

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  • sue g 2


    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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  • melissa48549 2

    Castor oil

    I want to encourage others to try castor oil for easing the pain of frozen shoulder. Each evening, I apply a generous layer, put on a loose cotton t-shirt, and then use a large moisture producing electric heating pad for about 30- 45 minutes. I switch out of the T-shirt into nightclothes before bed,...

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  • Guest M

    frozen shoulder not sleeping

    Hi all of you out there, Now I really understand constant pain and I really sympathise with you all. When I was first diagnosed it meant nothing to me I was going on holiday to a hot country and thought it would right itself. I cannot afford to stay off work, but am drugged up to the eye-balls but that...

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  • mamaelaine 2

    bilateral frozen shoulder Need advice

    I have bilateral frozen shoulder. Right is worse than left but both are in the freezing stage at the same time. I am 4 months in and the pain is getting worse instead of better. Had one cortisone shot (in the right (dominant) arm) and will have one in the left arm this coming week. It did not help at...

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  • FrozenJen 2

    Anyone else with FS have pain in fingers?

    Secound year into a nasty FS. Anyone else having pain in the affected FS, hand? I have been having this weird pressure and pain on all my fingers. Feels like a rubber band around my fingers. Anyone else?

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  • lmlaster 2

    Frozen shoulder and menopause

    Just curious how nany of those of you sufferig with frozen shoulder are female and going through menopause or perimenopause. Curious if FS started At a certain time or after hysterectomy.

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  • david11111 4


    I've been diagnosed with frozen shoulder recently and have been pescribed Tramadol but this is having no effect whatsoever!  Are there stronger alternatives I can ask my doctor for ? I can't sleep and suffer constant pain, it's excruciating and I've never experienced anything like it before ! 

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