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How long is the worst of frozen shoulder pain? Mine started in September. Had 3 injections in October, which helped for about 3 weeks. Then gradually the pain and stiffness got worse.
Right now at the new year, I am at my worst with the pain ever. My shoulder and arm ache 24/7. Sleeping is a nightmare. Any tiny jolt to my body or quick movement puts me on the floor in tears for 10 minutes. Then when that calms down, it's back to the intense ache from my neck all the way down to my hand. The inside of my elbow is very painful too, which I assume is part of the whole stupid thing.
My ROM is about 15 degrees arms out to the side, lifting up. About 20 degrees arms down, lifting up forward, and I can't reach behind my back at all, either with arm straight or bent. Don't know if that is as bad as it can get or it could get worse.
I am eating over the counter pain meds like they are candy.....trying to alternate them and not go over the daily amount, but I know even trying to be careful, I take too much.
I have an ice sling and do ice a lot.
The pain was not this bad even two weeks ago.......how long can this worst last? Could it get worse than this, in your guys' experiences?
I have an appointment in 4 days to discuss options. I don't want surgery, I don't want opioids. But I need to figure out how to best manage this. I can't imagine going another year like this. Please tell me the worst of the worst doesn't last that long.
No idea what stage I am in......still freezing, I assume, based on pain.
ANY insight would be appreciated. I am at my wit's end with this nonsense.
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