Frozen Shoulder

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i have been suffering with frozen shoulder for going on four months now. I am now receiving physio theropy, acupuncture weekly. But I can't sleep. No pain medication works at all. I use a tens machine daily. I can only lift my right arm up sideways about 30 degrees, I cannot reach behind my back and can barely lift to do my hair without being in a lot of pain. Any help or advice would be highly appreciated.

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    Hi

    I would recommend Hydrodilatation. A google search will tell you about it or there are some threads on here talking about it. 

    I had it about a month or so ago and I now have almost a complete range of movement back and no pain. 

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      I did get the cortisone and anesthetic shot in the joint but sadly it did nothing. I'm glad you are doing well.

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    It's horrible.  I suffered thru just like you for 5 months.  At that time I was told it was frozen. Pain is 90 percent better and working on getting movement back.  Only thing that helped me was ice!  I nearly kept it on 24/7.  

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      So approximately how long were you at your worst would you say before you felt improvement if you don't mind my asking?

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    It was horrible for five solid months.  Nothing I didn't try.  3 injections, tens unit, dry needling, acupuncture, massage, therapy, Cryohouse.  Nothing helped at all but time.  In five months pain went from 12 to a 2-3.  

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      Hi Bobbie,

      My doctor just diagnosed me with frozen shoulder in my right shoulder.  We started with an x-ray.  then he said we will do an MRI. I have had shoulder pain for the past three months.  The pain is usually worse at night where it keeps me up.  When I wake up in the morning, my arm and shoulder are very stiff.  I take Naproxen Sodium 550mg, it helps with the pain a little.  I went to about four physical therapy sessions, those seem to have made pain even worse. Can you please tell me what helped you.  

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      I wish I had a magic solution to tell you.  Once I hit frozen stage the pain got significantly better.  Prior to that, nothing helped.  I found heat felt good but in the end made the inflammation worse.  Ice worked better.  The freezing stage first month to around fifth is bad.  I know that offers no relief but just being honest.  I even went to a pain management center.  
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    Hi Teresa:

    I feel your pain. I've only had FS for 3 weeks, and it's been hell. I've just started a tens machine yesterday .... hoping it helps sooon of course. I use tiger balm... it's strong and really loosens the pain up a bit... not so painful for a while it seems.. just one thing that may help? Or have you tried that already??

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      I have tried several other creams but not that one, but I am willing to try anything. I am 48 and I have never felt such pain as this and the fact that it's a long term problem is such a daily burden. I am going back to work as a school librarian in a couple of weeks and I'm worried I won't be able to do my job the way I want to. Thank you so much for your help. I will go get some now. 

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      So Kelly I did get Tiger balm and I think it has taken my mind off the pain a little so thank you so much!
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      Well i hope that it helps a little

      So strong... just don't get it near your eyes!!!

      Let me know if any relief

      I'm 50 and have 2 jobs, one is very physical, so I've had help from family, thank gawd.

      I know what your talking about regarding the pain. Thru the roof !

      I wish you well

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      Oh thank gawd for a little relief?!?!?

      Keep using it and try the tens machine as well ( probably not at same time, not sure how the sticky pad stuff will react to the tiger balm...

      Good luck and I'm always around if need to vent!!!!

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