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A Frozen Shoulder Now!! A Frozen Shoulder Now!!

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Unread 01-30-2004, 07:22 PM
A Frozen Shoulder Now!!

I am approaching my 2 year mark and have done pretty good. I did develop IC (Interstitial cystitis) after surgery and had a terrible time with it but have that under control now. Doing OK then in comes a frozen shoulder. One of the most painful things I have ever had . I have read that menopause can bring this on....boy did it ever. Has anyone else had this condition? It's medical name is adhesive capsulitis. And it would have to be on my right . I'm right handed!!
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Unread 01-31-2004, 11:57 AM
A Frozen Shoulder Now!!

How unfortunate for you to have yet one more medical problem. I hope you find a solution.

I don't have personal experience with frozen shoulders but my mother used to get them. My recollection was that she would get cortisone injections into the shoulder and that helped greatly. I hope you have been able to see a doctor... hopefully a specialist if it doesn't ease up soon.

Unread 01-31-2004, 02:04 PM
A Frozen Shoulder Now!!

This is just too weird. After my hyst, it was more comfortable to sleep on my left side than my right (the right side had more done to it). One day, my left shoulder was just a painful mess and tender just where it should be for frozen shoulder. I guess all that pressure did something to it. It has been several months and I still have trouble reaching around. I looked up the topic on the internet and it says that it takes a long time to heal because the area doesn't have a real good blood supply. I don't know about the menopause connection. Maybe we're weaker-jointed. It's like when I turned 50, I started falling apart, fibroids tried to kill me, etc.
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Unread 02-02-2004, 10:47 AM
I've canceled my Phy. Therapy!

I hurt too much to put myself through PT, so I changed it to next week. I will probably have the cortisone shots but cringe at the thought. I know they HURT too. Uggh!!!! I'm falling apart at 40+...possibly I will be better at 50!!!!!
Thanks Gals, Braswell
Unread 02-02-2004, 10:53 AM
A Frozen Shoulder Now!!

I was dx'd with this about 4 months ago...painful it is <sigh> I've never heard of it being Hormone related...that is interesting!
Did yours begin as an injury?
My own started with Shingles that turned into PHN <Post-Herpatic Neuralgia, nerve damage> then RSD, BIG OUCH, <Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy> which if wasn't painful enough, I went overboard on Labor Day It damaged my Rotator cuff...it's been quite a painful adventure with it to say the least I wonder if the Hormonal connection allowed me to be more susceptible to it

Good Luck I do hope you can find some relief to this...Pls keep us posted on how your doing...(((hugs)))
Unread 03-03-2005, 10:44 AM
Frozen Shoulder

I was also just diagnosed with Frozen Shoulder, it started around 8 months after my operation. I have it in both of my shoulders and I am pretty sure it all came from the surgery and especially not being as active as I was before. Plus, I had a suspicion that it had something to do with my HPT. It sure isn't a fun thing is it?
Unread 03-04-2005, 06:02 PM
A Frozen Shoulder Now!!

Ouch - frozen shoulder. I had one of these years ago that started with a broken collarbone injury. The frozen shoulder was way more painful than the collarbone. I

had a lot of PT, but mine was so bad it didn't seem to respond and my second opinion doctor thought I would need surgery. My third opinion doctor, a Johns Hopkins sports medicine guy, thought he would try cortisone (pill form, not shots) and more physical therapy before resorting to surgery. I didn't want the cortisone, but he convinced me to try it.

Well -- it worked! I was so grateful. It was still a slow recovery with lots of PT, but at least the PT was giving me my range of motion and strength back this time. Apparently the cortisone reduces swelling within the shoulder capsule so that the PT could work at freeing up the shoulder.

Lots of luck on this one -- I think it was more painful than my TAH/BSO (or at least the pain lasted a lot longer).

You may want to get another opinion or two before deciding on a course of action you are comfortable with.

Lots of s to you as you deal with this. I hope it is resolved soon and you are out of pain!!
Unread 03-16-2005, 03:41 PM
sore shoulder

Hi everyone,

This is my first post. I have been looking around the site for about 2 months now. I had my TAH BSO last Friday. Doc thought the mass was a fibroid on my uterus but found out during surgery that in fact it was a ovarian tumor....dermoid in fact...thank goodness. He found growth on my other ovary too. So he took both out.

But, my question was....did anyone else have this "shoulder pain" in the recovery room too? My pain lasted for about 3 to 4 days...even with the morphine. It comes and goes now, but I wonder. The nurses at the hospital said it was probably from the gas. It just ached and ached and wondered if anyone else felt similar symptoms.

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