Frozen Shoulder

By BLC Latest Reply 2009-07-20 21:57:41 -0500
Started 2009-07-17 00:00:08 -0500

Has anyone ever heard of frozen shoulder? I have had this pain in my right shoulder for about 2 weeks now. It is to the point where I won't even use it. I have had this happen before and I just assumed I had pulled a muscle or something. This has happened to me on and off for 5 or six years. I remember the month or so before I was diagnosed with diabetes my shoulder would hurt so bad I would be sick to my stomach. I told my doctor about it and he thought maybe it was muscle problems due to my overactive thyroid (underactive now). After a few weeks of pain it usually goes away and I don't think about it again until it flares up again. I just read about frozen shoulder on the internet tonight and it says people who have diabetes and thyroid problems are more likely to have it.Has anyone else had any experience with this? I'm just wondering if this may be what my shoulder problems have been all these years.

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cakeybakes 2009-07-20 21:40:02 -0500 Report

I had it after I got side-swiped by another car. The ortho said the only thing that saved me from really bad damage is that I was a choir director at the time and had no choice but to keep it moving. I had also built-up the muscles and joint before the accident. Good luck! I have permanent damage, but at least I haven't had it freeze for 12 years now!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-20 21:57:41 -0500 Report

That is interesting, cakeybakes! Sorry the damage is permanent but glad you are still going! your friend PR

mamaoak 2009-07-20 15:28:10 -0500 Report

i had them 15 years ago.went to physo took meds and cortizon i was two years with this i had an operation called minipulation of the shoulder finally something that worked. i did not have debets then it was from work. good luke

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-17 09:41:36 -0500 Report

I went swimming and overextended my right arm, HURT so at the time, gradually got worse till i could not lift it to drive, layed it on the bottom of the steering wheel. The Dr said that he could put a shot in it, or take an x-ray, but did nothing. So I SLOWLY got a 2# weight at our Wellness Center, and helped to GRADually lift it up a bit at a time, it took me 2 months, but finally got it limbered up. That has been 10 years ago and it is still sensitive, have to be careful to NOT overextend it again, then the right one flared up for no reason that I knew of, but wasn't as bad! I went to the chiropractor too for accu-puncture, that helped. Used arthritis creams—

I have been borderline for over 50 years, but don't think that had anything to do with it as my BS didn't get higher until 3 years ago, and this started before that. I know my scenerio is different—but thought that it might help. Hope so. Best Wishes,. Pat roth

MeMike 2009-07-17 00:49:14 -0500 Report

I had both of my shoulders afflicted by this. Adhessions form in your shoulder joint, hence the frozen part. It really only hurts when you move it. And of course because it hurts, you protect it more and more. So it freezes more. Mine were 20 years ago. I had physical therapy to free them. I have about 90% of my range of motion back My sister, who is also diabetic has had both her shoulders freeze also. It did not come and go for either of us. But as we all know, each person is different in how things affect them.. Good luck

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