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Old 04-21-2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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Frozen shoulder

I have had a frozen left shoulder for over twelve months and now my right shoulder is starting to freeze. Ultrasound guided cortisone shots did not help and now my rheumatologist is sending me to one of his collegues for a saline distension of the left shoulder. Has anyone had this procedure and did it help? Ron.

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Old 04-21-2010, 10:19 AM   #2
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Re: Frozen shoulder

Hi Ron
I haven't seen you around for a while and I am so sorry to hear that you are having such serious problems with your shoulders. How on earth did your Rh uemy let the left shoulder go so long? Frozen shoulders are serious pain!! I do not know anything about the procedure for saline distention but I hope that others here may have some help for you.
I just wanted to send my good wishes for your prognosis. Your advice has helped me greatly in the past and I hope someone on these boards can now help you.

Best wishes buddy and keep us posted as to your progress.
I am hoping for some relief for you!!!
Take care,Daisy

Old 04-22-2010, 06:09 AM   #3
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Re: Frozen shoulder

Hi Daisy,
Thanks for the kind thoughts. I have not been travelling too well. The neuropathy in my feet and legs has been playing up,mainly at night when I lay down. Between that and the frozen shoulder I can't remember the last good nights sleep that I have had. They did not bother about the shoulder whilst it was just the left one,they believe it comes good in 18mos to 3 years(thanks fellas). Now that the other one is freezing they consider it serious. My kidney specialist doesn't believe that time will improve it. I hope he is wrong because it sure can bring tears to your eyes. Methotrexate is causing me some grief ,I keep getiing infections in my toes and have to go to a podiatrist every three mos. It looks like I am going to be switched to meth injections instead of tablets to give my poor old stomach a break as well.
Still life goes on and I do the best I can...Stay well...Ron.

Old 05-01-2010, 09:48 AM   #4
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Re: Frozen shoulder

I had frozen shoulder and a large bone spur rubbing rotator cuff and wearing it out, didnt' tear but would have in time. I tried therapy and cortizone shot in shoulder and neither helped with movement or pain. I delt with it for about 5 months and finally had surgery. After surgery and started therapy 6 days later, the pain was nothing compared to before surgery. I even stopped taking pain pills. The more I did the exercises the better it felt and the more I could move my arm. But my 2nd visit to the therapist she pushed so hard on my shoulder I had to tell her stop it felt like she was ripping my incisions apart, twice I had to stop her.I have had constant pain since and loss of movement because of the pain. I don't know what see did and my surgen thinks I am just a winer and won't check to see if there is damage or not. So my insurance co sujested I find a new surgen and report him. But I would say the surgery was the best thing I did, just don't let a stupid therapist work on you.

Old 05-06-2010, 06:16 PM   #5
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Re: Frozen shoulder

I had a frozen shoulder with a few other issues in my shoulder and was so happy I had the surgery. Physical therapy was painful, but worth it. Don't live with the pain.

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