Re: Frozen Shoulder Help
I was hoping to read some helpful hints here, but apparently not. I've had it for over a year. It is much better now than it was at its worst.
Not all doctors who give cortisone shots in shoulders are created equal. The first doctor's shot did nothing. The second doctor, who was recommended by a coworker who actually recovered from frozen shoulder, gave the shot in a different (more painful) place, which gave some relief for a few nights.
Physical therapy helped regain most of motion and function, but not the pain. Ice packs are helpful.
The second doctor also offered another option that I have not yet tried: The patient is given total anesthesia (I think) and the shoulder is "manipulated" to "break up scar tissue." I was wondering if anyone has experienced this. I suspect he is dumbing down the terminology with "scar tissue" because I never had an injury, so why would I have scar tissue? But I really don't know.
Both doctors said that the full thickness tear is not worth repairing, that autopsies show most (or did they say "many"?) people over a certain age have them.