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Hi - has anyone experienced shoulder pain and stiffness following cast immobilisation for a fractured wrist or arm?
I am twelve weeks after my cast has been removed and the front of my shoulder is painful and I have difficulty raising my arm especially out to the side. It has been like this for about six weeks now. I am currently attending physiotherapy for a fractured wrist and whilst my wrist has improved I have now developed shoulder problems. My physio has said it could be a frozen shoulder but my GP who specialises in muscular skeletal conditions is positive that it’s tendinitis (I’m hoping it’s tendinitis rather than a frozen shoulder as I understand that this can take ages to get better!) I have been given arm exercises by my physio which hurt but I was warned that they would and also Naproxen anti inflammatory tablets - I have been taking these for two days but the pain is still the same! My GP did mention steroid injections but I’m hoping to avoid that if I can.
It’s so annoying as I struggle to cope with my broken wrist initially (my right hand) and whilst my wrist has improved greatly I now have shoulder pain! ☹️
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