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Frozen shoulder woes

Nov 14, 2015 7:47 PM

I am so sick of this frozen shoulder! Its my dominant arm and I literally cannot do anything because its numb, burning, and hurts bad. Heat helps a bit same with ice but have nothing for numbness or burning. Im also depressed bc im dependent on bf to help me with chores. It sucks and I hope I can get mri done soon so I can get better. Ugh help me any suggestions on what to do?

Nov 14, 2015 8:33 PM

Ii understand totally. I've been oin physical therapy to hopefully prevent my shoulder from totally freezing up. I have about 50 to 45% use in my arm. It does hurt and it horrible. I also am dependant on family for everything. I also have fibomyalgia and recovering from abdominal surgery. As far as help it looks like u r doing all my can right now except for the tens units or maybe massage. I know its hard but be thankful you have help. Don't forget to let your bf know how much u appreciate his help. Just so he feels validate for helping you. Sometimes we forget it's hard on our loved one too. Even though most of the time it's them that put stress on use with there frustration. I feel as if I did not help u at all. But I hope you feel the understanding and concern for situation.

Nov 14, 2015 8:46 PM

I let my bf know how much I appreciate his help. He gives me massages too. Im waiting for mri before they attempt physical therapy too much on me. I dont have a tens unit yet but may ask for one. U did help because u know what im dealing with. :) I dont feel so alone

Nov 14, 2015 8:51 PM

Wolflover I'm glad . I've found the one thing you will always find here is understanding and love. Physical therapy is hard. I both hated and loved it. It helped my mobility so much. But it hurt. A lot. Ha...make sure u take you pain meds before u go. Lol..you will need it. I made the mistake of not taking mine the first visit and I was...well I think u know..ha..lol

Nov 14, 2015 8:55 PM

Im planning on meds and warm showers a lot when they decide on physical therapy. I hope im not hurting too bad afterwards.

Nov 14, 2015 8:58 PM

I know when I had mine. They included a heat session as part of the therapy
Which is why I loved it in part. Because before they started pulling on me they lossedn me with the tens massage. And heat pads at the same time. I actually fell asleep most times during that part. Then after the torture it was the wrap. It was lovely.

Nov 15, 2015 11:01 AM

I hope the physical therapist takes it slow with me and does things like heat and tens unit to help me with my shoulder issues. Im hoping tomorrow I get my call to schedule my mri so I can get answers as to why im in pain with limited movement and maybe even why it grinds. One can only hope...

Nov 15, 2015 6:49 PM

Yes. I'll stand with you that you get the treatment that is best for you and your pain.

Nov 16, 2015 8:43 PM

Wolflover20, I've never had a frozen joint but I've had 2 shoulder impingements, and chronic bursitis. PT was really helpful. My dad had a frozen joint, on his dominant shoulder. They tried PT but he'd had a torn rotator cuff repair and its what caused the frozen joint. He developed scar tissue and then his OA ate away until he was bone on bone. He had a joint replacement on his shoulder, at age 83.

I hope you can get your MRI and whatever treatment is needed asap. It was rough for my dad trying to eat, dress, and just daily living in general. So I know what you're going through from watching him. You're in my thoughts and prayers! 🙏🌼

Nov 18, 2015 12:06 AM

Thanks for the support! Im hoping for call in morning with appointment. Im sick of suffering but im happy its shoulder not neck. I have my depression that doesnt help but im coping. Bfs been supportive through this so im happy.

Nov 20, 2015 1:37 AM

Ok I have Fibro, arthritis just about anyplace you can have it, and on and on. Can anyone tell me is this a short term issue or another chronic condition? I can't brush my hair without bouts of yelling from unexpected stabs of pain?I went to my Dr and I started crying,( just like at home) because it was an auto response to reach out and shake his hand in my hello. I can't get over the yelling and screaming I hear only to realize it's me. I've tried to use my left arm and now symptoms are showing up in the rotar cuff also. My MRI is Tues but I have never heard of frozen anything on the body. I'm 30 in my mind but my body is 63 and every single year it's something new.
If family and friends have pulled away because of your health -I'm simply undependable I'll have a good day and can even get up- I suggest you train yourself a dog😊 if you have one or plan to get one. I was housebound for 6 years, just after I got her. She is a medical alert dog. Somehow she jumps up smells my breath from my nose and takes off for help. She then comes back lays across my lap or hugs my chest and will not leave till help arrives. I've no clue what's going to happen but I've learned to get my Med bag and get in bed fast. When the issue strikes she senses to stay right with me or move to my side if it's a very sick migraine. The emotional comfort she then gives me helps me calm down and ease my pain some. This is an honor system. Go to AMAZON and you can get vest, cards with the Federal laws, (they can go anyplace with you) I also wear a badge that service people can see faster. If they say she has to leave I show my Drs letter and a CC size list of the law. Please don't abuse this privilege it's so important to so many of us. (I'm not referring to special trained S. Dogs for people who are in a wheelchair or blind. That's a lg service animal most people know right away but smaller dogs are not seen the same way) People should not try and pet. They are working😇. My alert dog is an 7lb poodle so sometimes service people think it's just your pet so I wear the badge. Many vest will say service on them. EMOTIONAL class animals are not considered working service animals on any info I could find. Drs letter or not.
We really bonded as we trained each other and a pain distraction.
Best wishes🐩

Nov 20, 2015 1:43 AM

I use heat, hate cold, tens units. The big A can sell you one with auto off for under $40. They help anyplace you hurt. Paper tape will keep them on your neck. I also found an ultra sound unit there saved hundreds of $$$. PT company wanted $400 for the $50 unit I bought with all the same bells and whistles.

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