High blood glucose levels and pain.

By AnnaJane Latest Reply 2018-03-01 19:50:01 -0600
Started 2018-02-26 02:19:29 -0600

My sugar levels run very high lately and my endocrinologist thinks, and I agree, the cause is chronic pain in my shoulder. Any thoughts on this … all comments welcome. Thanks, Anna

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3 replies

Luis65 2018-03-01 19:50:01 -0600 Report

Frozen shoulder is common with us. That may be your problem. I've had it twice and it is not fun. If it is just know that it takes time for it to clear. My understanding is that it is caused by abnormal adhesions to the shoulder.

"Adhesive capsulitis (also known as frozen shoulder) is a painful and disabling disorder of unclear cause in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain. Pain is usually constant, worse at night, and with cold weather. Certain movements or bumps can provoke episodes of tremendous pain and cramping. The condition is thought to be caused by injury or trauma to the area and may have an autoimmune component.

Risk factors for frozen shoulder include tonic seizures, diabetes mellitus, stroke, accidents, lung disease, connective tissue diseases, thyroid disease, and heart disease. Treatment may be painful and taxing and consists of physical therapy, occupational therapy, medication, massage therapy, hydrodilatation or surgery. A physician may also perform manipulation under anesthesia, which breaks up the adhesions and scar tissue in the joint to help restore some range of motion. Alternative treatments exist such as the Trigenics OAT Procedure, ART, and the OTZ method. But these can vary in efficacy depending on the type and severity of the frozen shoulder. Pain and inflammation can be controlled with analgesics and NSAIDs."

msann 2018-02-28 10:14:21 -0600 Report

yes stress and pain will raised them i have experience quite a few times lately with dealing with my mom health so i had to regroup having much better control good luck

Pegsy 2018-02-27 07:31:05 -0600 Report

I definitely experience higher numbers when it physical pain. Mental and emotional stress raise my numbers as well. I think this is true of most everyone. I take a lot of care to keep my life as stress free as possible, but face it, pain and stress are inevitable in everyone's life.

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