frozen shoulder both

By rankearl Latest Reply 2009-11-17 20:12:33 -0600
Started 2009-11-16 15:20:04 -0600

i have ben diabetic for 38yrs have pump chronic pain i hope someone out there can give me some advise about frozen shoulder pain meds tx i had this for almost ayr starting to think it might be something else any ideas i have no insurance just really nedd help thanks julie

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Piper5 2009-11-16 23:38:13 -0600 Report

I am Type 1 going on 34 yrs. I too had/have a frozen right shoulder. I went to Physical Therapy and he worked on it for 2 visits then gave me stretches and exercises to do at home. Made it alot better. I have to remember to do the stretches a couple times a week to keep the pain away. Try going on line, you might be able to find the exercises, that might save you a costly trip to the dr if you don't have insurance. Good luck

judy makowski
judy makowski 2009-11-16 21:06:23 -0600 Report

Julie I am sorry you are in such pain. I to have chronic pain (for the last 34 yrs). I can tell you to be gentle with yourself.

Easy gentle stretches when you can. I have found for myself if it causes me pain to back up and not stretch so far or call it a day.

I also use heat and ice on the area. Sometimes heat works better sometimes cold. Gel packs are great but so you camprovise using freezer bags and cold water, a wet towel either in the freezer or fridge. Just put something between you and the dampt towel you don't want to get wet.

Hope something helps. Bllessings


Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-11-16 22:12:35 -0600 Report

I am finding that gentle exercises—-stretching, help both of my shoulders, not sure what is going on this round, but I did overstretch one time doing the back stroke, could barely move it for 2 mos., I was afraid that it would freeze, so gently moved it around as much as I could stand, went to the Wellness Center, and with 2# weights and help from the other arm, after 2 mos, it improved, is still a "sore spot" have to be careful in lugging my bags of garden soil—-forget that I am aging and not stretching as easily as I once did——I have been having trouble again, used a muscle relaxant, a pain pill, with heat, but until I moved it around some—gently—-it did NOT improve, so back to the stretching part again (at least for me—-)PR

rankearl 2009-11-17 14:15:41 -0600 Report

any suggestions for pain meds i take tyleno arhtrtis morning and eve have naporsen i take on bad days thanks for your comments

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-11-17 20:12:33 -0600 Report

I was told to take Percogesic for pain when I was on a certain arthritis med that didn't want you to take aspirin—frankly, it works better for me than some other pain meds—-Excedrin relieved my bad headaches last week, but did nothing for my shoulders—I lifted and moved boxes today in my cleaning, and surprise, surprise, my shoulders are much better—-there is always a reminding twinge, but it has eased—also had taken one Percogesic too! Thankful something worked as it was wearing me down——hugs, PR

cussinwolf 2009-11-16 19:56:40 -0600 Report

I have a bad shoulder that has nothing to do with my Diabetes. A former friend was bringing in some home cured pork that I had gone in on. She tossed me the bundle because it was heavy. I caught it and thought I had torn both arms from their sockets. I am not designed to catch 60 pounds. Supposedly no break…doc kept telling me I sure had a lot of arthritis built up in my shoulder. I have a constant ache on the part of my right shoulder blade closes to spine. Julie I have no insurance now and between Aleve(generic), my heating pad, and my new found Biofreeze this is how I function. By the way be careful if you use heat or ice and never use a heating pad with any pain rub stuff. Also gentle stretching and range of motion may help.

rankearl 2009-11-17 14:05:35 -0600 Report

i went to an orthopedic specialist he reccomed streching which i do daily as time goes on the apin is still here alon with fatigue and nausesa dont know if they are conected thanks for your comment

Harlen 2009-11-16 19:41:04 -0600 Report

Sorry for your pain
Heat and working it is the only way I know how to help it
best wishes and hope you feel better soon

rankearl 2009-11-17 14:13:51 -0600 Report

harlen thanks for your comment hot showers do help it is hard to just dress myself my husband rubs in some bengay occ it helps but then i smell old lol

sweething 2009-11-16 16:13:51 -0600 Report

Frozen shoulder does occur more often in diabetics. I injured both shoulders over 10 yrs. ago lifting my mother out of the back seat of the car, and she could bare no weight. Since then, I have had bursitis in both shoulders and multiple cortisone injections, which helped until just recently. I have a shoulder that hurts so bad I could scream, day and night.I know what it feels like! For me moving the arm or someone bumping it, it feels like someone is pulling my arm out of the socket! I fear torn rotator cuff this time.

If you have an orthopedic doctor or a good GP you trust, perhaps one injection in the joint would do it.

I hope this works out for you. It's something very painful!

rankearl 2009-11-17 14:10:00 -0600 Report

thanks for your cooments yes i saw an orhpedic dr once who dx me frozen shoulder can come on for no reason the chronic pain cont even after a yr i have been dx with arhtrits alos now im fatigue and nausea always

GiGiB 2009-11-16 15:30:32 -0600 Report

I have been a diabetic fo 37 years. 4 years ago, I started to get shoulder pain. P/T helped but it moved to another shoulder - I was at first told it was due to my diabetes - THAT IS A LOAD OF CROCK!!! Watch out cause doctors want to blame just about everything else on diabetes. Stretching exercises done religiously everyday will help along with heat and massage. Let me know how it goes!


rankearl 2009-11-17 14:11:32 -0600 Report

hi gig i was dx by an othro dr frozen shoulder is dx more freq 50 percent more in diabetics iam a good idabetic but complications can happen to anyone god bless