Re: Frozen Shoulder?
I think you need to see an ortho surgeon who specializes in shoulders. They're out there. Most ortho center docs may do multiple kinds of surgery, but most of them also have an area of specialty.
IMO, the doc should have given you both some pain meds and anti-inflammatories. Shoulder PT is awful. I had a very experienced ortho who diagnosed frozen shoulder but wanted to try PT first for several weeks. I only had about 12-15% range of motion. I ended up needing the surgery anyway. If it were to happen again, I would be willing to sign anything to wave the initial attempt at PT and go straight to surgery. After surgery there is more PT, which is very sore, but in my experience not as bad as pre-surgery because you do then have full range of motion.
What they do is go in arthroscopically to ensure there is not some other problem and to clean up anythiing necessary. But the fix for the frozen shoulder is that while you're under anesthesia they force range of motion.
Most important is to be confident in your doc.
"The only thing that makes me depressed, Doc, is not getting any answers from you."