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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 getting any sleep. The GP offered painkillers and a 3 month waiting list for physio, which I was able to shortcut as my husband has BUPA, The phsyio didn't help and the second guy I saw suggested hydrodilatation, which I had done in December 2015 - I documented my progress with that on here:
Part of the reason for having treatment was that I'd had twinges in the other (left) shoulder and didn't want to end up with two frozen shoulders. Those twinges went away and my right shoulder gradually got back to normal. Since then, I've had a couple more times when I started to get twinges in my left shoulder and at at least once, I was convinced that I was starting with a second frozen shoulder - but each time, it seemed to go away after a few weeks, as though my body was fighting it off. The initial aches and pains were identical to those at the start of my first frozen shoulder and I've not idea why they started and went away - maybe my body was more able to fight it, since I restarted my HRT but I can't be sure. Anyone else had false starts like that?
About 3 months ago, the twinges started again. I didn't do anything, as I hoped that again, they might go away - but this time they haven't. I haven't lost much, if any, movement as yet but it's starting to get a bit painful to fasten my bra, put up my hair etc. I've also had a few of the more painful surges when reaching out for something or knocking or jerking my arm. I could probably cope during the day but I can no longer sleep on that side (my favoured sleeping side) and it's starting to ache at night, both of which are starting to effect my sleep.
Last time, my consultant told me to come back sooner, rather than later, should it happen again - so I've made an appointment to see him. I'm hoping that early treatment will stop me having to go through the months of more extreme pain I experienced last time but will have to see what he says next week. I'll let you know how I get on this time.
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