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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 shoulder. Now, it seems I added too much weight to the pull downs.
Roll forward 2 months an my shoulder starts to freeze on me. So my doc diagnosed a rotator cuff tear and injected with cortisone which worked and I got back 90% mobility. But, he didn't refer me to physio. Instead, I went to a chiropractor on my own and he used a machine call 'shockwave therapy' which did not help and he then used accupuntcture, again with little success.
But I got through the summer, developing my front and back yards and continued playing golf.
Come October my stiffness and pain had returned, so my doc once again injected cortisone. This time I got about 80% function return. But again, no referral to physio. The shot wore off in January, about 6 weeks ago and the pain and stiffness came back, this time worse than before. SO, I once more saw my doc, who said I had my maximum for cortisone in that shoulder for a 12 month period. He then said he would refer me to an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulders and knees.
So, still waiting for the appointment my pain became almost unbearable. I had no sleep for days on end.
I heard about the Trigenics OAT procedure and signed up, having my procedure done last week in Toronto. So, this is day 6 and I have about 70% restored function. The exercise are every 3 hours and in some ranges are still really painful, but I knew to expect this.
Along with the exercises, there is dietary advice and vitamin/mineral supplements. The cost of the procedure was very expensive for me, a retiree with no added insurance.
So, it is a case of waiting it out and doing the exercises as prescribed. But they guarantee success, so I am very hopeful.
But, now that I am exercising and using my good arm as a support I am concerned of the good arm also freezing. Other than doing the exercises, is there anything else I should do to prevent freezing of the good arm?
I am a 68 year old type 2 diabetic and fairly well controlled on oral hypoglycemics and exercise.
Has anyone tried Serrapeptase to breakdown forming adhesions and also to dissolve existing adhesions? If so with what success?
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