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Full ROM?

After fully recovering from frozen shoulder, has anyone gained full ROM?

I had surgery to release with manipulation in March of this year, but only have about 120 degress of ROM.

Wondering if that might be as good as it gets.

I still go to PT three times a week.

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  • rochelle99695

    I developed my first frozen shoulder 21 months ago and my second 11 month’s ago. My first shoulder is my right, dominate arm. The pain in it is mostly gone with only some mild occasional discomfort. I am still quite limited in its internal rotation, but otherwise have regained large degree of ROM in all other directions. Second shoulder still has a ways to go in every direction for ROM, but starting to thaw now and beginning to regain some ROM.  Able now to sleep some on second shoulder, which I consider a big breakthrough. I have only pursued physical therapy and no other treatment for these two frozen shoulders. From what I read on this site alone, I am led to believe that a second frozen shoulder is more common than the literature reflects. It seems to me that when folks on this site speak of full recovery that it does not necessarily mean a full return of ROM in all directions, but instead means that they are relatively pain free and have experienced significant ROM improvement, enough  to be happily able to once again complete necessary daily functions. I too, though, hope to regain all, and would be glad to hear of any who believe they have regained all ROM in all directions. 

  • rochelle99695

    Hi smile had my 1st fs 4 years ago (right dominate) Had decompression and manipulation then went on to have further manipulation 6weeks later........I continued with physio and did the home exercises obsessively and I regained full movement! It took a long time but I pushed myself and did the exercises whenever I could smile Two years later my left non dominate froze sad Again I opted for surgery and again needed a second manipulation .............that was exactly 2years ago - and I now have 100% full movement in both shoulders smile the 2nd fs took much longer to reagin full movement but I think that was because its non dominate and therefore my movements were less repetitive if you get what I mean?!!!! They both ache like mad now and again - worse during cold damp weather and I hate the freezer aisle in the supermarket!!! This is such a vile little understood condition that makes you titter on the edge of doing something drastic with your life - I had many many dark dark moments when I could't see any light at the end of that very dark long tunnel BUT hay!!! I made it through and beat it!!!!! Both fs came out of the blue I am not a diabetic or have any thyroid issues, I was 56 when my first fs started and 58 with the 2nd. So please stay positive and you WILL recover push yourself with physio and continue with the excercises it is sooo very worth it smile Sending gentle hugs x

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