frozen shoulder


Posted by Billie Lowe (billie lowe,Billie Lowe), Aug 24,2001,12:48   Archive
Hi Christel,
Several years ago, I had a frozen shoulder. I hurt it playing volleyball. My doctor said sometimes you didn't have to do anything, you could just wake up with it. I went through therapy, but it wasn't painful, & neither was my shoulder. It just looked funny when I would raise my arm up. Actually when I would raise my arm up, my shoulder would all move at the same time. Thankfully it did get well.
Billie



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Re : frozen shoulder --- Billie Lowe
Posted by Christel-California , Aug 24,2001,13:25 Top of Thread Archive
Billie, I couldn't move my arm up, only somewhat to the front. Could barely get it high enough to blow dry my hair. couldn't lift it high enough to apply deodorant, had to sqeeze it in. Every wrong movement was excruciating and there were many inadvertantly throughout the day.
If I didn't move, the shoulder hurt slightly and at times the upper arm, plus I had tingling in my hand, ring finger and little finger.
At first I though it came from the back, a pinched nerve. I was scheduled to go to Hawaii, no cancellation ins. So I went and wasn't able to swim at all. Between that and our other disorder ist wasn't much of a fun trip.
I have improved movement after a month of PT but a long way to go. Can't get my hand behind my back yet. The therapy is so painful, I dread going, it's twice a week and I have to do daily "homework" several times a day. I do push myself on that to where it is painful, but I can at least control the amount of pain I wish to endure.
I don't think your condition was the same as mine.

Christel in Ca. who is due for a homework session.




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Posted by Billie Lowe (billie lowe,Billie Lowe), Aug 24,2001,15:38 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Christel, My shoulder dosen't sound like yours, but the doctor did call it a frozen shoulderm & I couldn't move it. It did look funny without my shirt on when I would raise my arm up, with my whole shoulder moving at the same time. I do hope yours gets better soon, one ailment at a time is enough don't you think?
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Posted by Christel-California , Aug 24,2001,21:28 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks Billie, you are absolutely right, one is enough, but we gotta take 'em as they come, right? I have a feeling this one is going to be of some extended duration.

Christel




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