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frozen shoulder

Posted by @tregg in Physical Therapy & Rehab, Jan 19, 2012

Anybody have advice on treatments for frozen shoulder? The surjeons here say operations are mainly for pain. I don't have much pain-just limited movement. Wouldn't a replacement do the trick though? I can only raise my are to about straight out in front. The elbow works of course so I can reach overhead a short way. I had rotator cuff rapair about thirty years ago-they put a staple in. The doctor said the frozen condition which only started to happen maybe five years ago was the result of the way they did surjury back then.

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Posted by @cbakerpets, Jan 31, 2012

I had frozen shoulder almost 9 months. Finally it gave with therapy etc. But I was begining to wonder. That shoulder though movement is not as good as the other shoulder that had surgery years ago. Good luck


Posted by @tregg, Feb 3, 2012

That's interesting! What therapy did you do? Stretching? Did it give all at once or slowly? They've told me surgery is used for pain and it might or might not loosen up the joint. What was your surgery for? I've asked the doctors but I don't seem to get an answer as to what is the actual cause of the tightening. Like is it actual tightening or loss of flexibility in the tissues?

Posted by Anonymous-1e6e7952, Sep 9, 2012

I know of a particular type of neoprene shoulder brace that is designed to treat general stiffness in addition to pain. It's made by a company called FLA Orthopedics. I don't know for certain that it will help, but I suppose it can't hurt to try.

In the event you decide to give it a shot, the following is the one I'm familiar with and referenced in the above paragraph:

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Posted by @tregg, Sep 9, 2012

Thanks! Another person replyed that their shoulder actually loosened, gave way as they put it with therapy.

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