Thread: Frozen Shoulder
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:28 AM   #18
Mark Freeman
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Re: Frozen Shoulder

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Carol Shifflett wrote:
Has it been hurting (and "freezing") since last year?
Extremely painful? -- or more stiff than painful?
What can you not do? Inability to reach back to tie your hakama suggests a couple of possibilities, but for more detail . . .

There are some specific muscle tests and a bit of information on "frozen shoulder" (a nice, general non-specific term), vs. "adhesive capsulitis" vs. myofascial trigger points at:
http://round-earth.com/RotatorCuffTests.html.

If it is truly adhesive capsulitis, then low-level steroids may be very appropriate. OTOH, you may be living with some unresolved trigger points laid down last year and a combination of myofascial therapy, accupuncture and exercise should produce excellent results.

Cheers!
Carol Shifflett
Hi Carol, thanks for the info and the link, lots there to confuse me

I think the freezing has only been happening for the past 2/3 months, virtually all the pain is at the front of the shoulder, and then only when I try to put my hand in certain places i.e. behind my back. Also if I put both hands above my head, the bad side reaches about 6"lower.

I obviously need to do a little more reserch to discover the actual prognosis, my local GP didn't seem to have much of an understanding. I think I need to go back armed with the info that I have received from you helpfull folk.

thanks again,

Mark,
p.s. interestingly I have had to adapt some of my aikido on the 'duff' side, and this has proven to be no less effective, hooray!

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