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I've had frozen left shoulder for 13 months. Have been treated by PCP and orthopaedic specialist and had two rounds of physical therapy. I still have frozen shoulder. I had one cortisone injection by my PCP that didn't help and one guided injection in the hospital that significantly helped with pain but not with range of motion.
Everything changed last week when I saw a massage therapist who specializes in myofascial release. The massage wasn't relaxing and was unusual and a bit painful. But, when I got home, for the first time in 13 months I could suddenly raise my arm all the way up, high and straight! I can get dressed easily and I can reach for things in cupboards without pain. My range of motion has increased to 95% of normal. I am absolutely stunned and delighted. This is life changing.
My doctors and the physical therapists all told me to expect at least a 2 year process of healing my frozen shoulder and no one mentioned the benefits of myofascial release massage. I also haven't seen this discussed much in the few FS message boards so I want to get the word out. There is hope - perhaps this therapy will work for others as well.
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