Yael, I do not agree that manipulation under anesthesia is the best or only thing. It is what is suggested, but no way to guarantee a positive result, and can actually break your humerus bone. Generally, they say this problem is self-resolving, but for some it is not. I know for me that healing is a long process, and tearing the scar tissue would leave more scar tissue and the possibility of less ROM. At least for me.
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My MDs told me not to do it because in people with diabetes it usually makes things worse rather than better and causes more scar tissue which limits motion even more along with more pain so I just learned to live with it.
I guess it's not for eveybody. Many people, many opinions. Just thought I could help!
I've had both shoulders freeze and for the first it loosened on it's own... but it took 24+ months. I tried physical therapy but that made it much worse. A cortisone shot helped, but then, of course, messed up my blood glucose. For the other shoulder (my right) I ended up choosing to do the manipulation under anesthesia because 1) it was diagnosed much sooner 2) I was hoping for a shorter recovery time. The manipulation with intense physical therapy after (daily for a week, then three times a week for several weeks and then twice for several weeks) kept it moving and I was able to sleep through the night almost immediately.
I also saw an orthopedic surgeon for both of my shoulders, not a general practitioner - although my nurse practitioner was the one who diagnosed the first frozen shoulder and referred me to the orthopedic specialist.
I agree is it different for everyone... and I'm happy with the choice I made for my 2nd shoulder, but it's not for everyone.
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I think I might be developing this... just in my hip. Over the last few weeks, it has all of a sudden been more painful in my streches. I have trochanteric bursitis in my left hip and have to stretches to keep that one from "twanging" when I move. My right hip has always been fine. Then around the end of October I noticed that in the streches I couldn't move my right as much, and it rather hurt. Walking is fine, and one way of crossing my legs, but anything that swings my knee out (think of sitting on the floor and putting the soles of your feet togheter, or putting your ankle on your opposite knee)... HURTS! Has anyone else experienced this with their hips?
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I have not. But since mine is my shoulders I never asked about other body parts ... was just wishing mine would go away!
I would check with your orthopedic specialist and have them do some tests. About 10 years ago, my right hip would hurt when working out - had it checked out and they said to take some NSAID for about a month ... it did go away without any issue. Frozen Shoulder... it does not move!
I have an appt. with the ortho 12/8. I take aleve twice a day for bursitis in my OTHER hip. I'm hoping that if it is frozen hip that I caught it early enough for just some exercises/stretches to help it.
Hi Jenn...I have bliateral frozen shoulder, and now something happening in my hips. The pain sounds similar to what you describe with yours...rotating the leg is painful and moving it across the body just doesn't feel right! I've had an x-ray and ultrasound on it, but the results come up with nothing. My osteopath thinks it's frozen hip but the medical fraternity aren't happy to say what it is or isn't, yet. Yesterday I had bloods taken for rheumatoid tests. Who knows? IAll the best with your ortho appt.
Hi Gypsy.... I'm hoping that it is something simple. Rheumatoid is at the TOP of my list of wishes for it NOT to be. My father was diagnosed with RA when he was 35. I've been praying that I avoid that autoimmune. One is enought, right? I'll post the results of what my ortho says. Good luck with your bloods!!
Oh Jenn, I concur! Most of my mum's siblings have RA...I'm hoping it's not that either!
Mari - I was just thinking about you this morning (my dr. appt is this afternoon and that reminded me). I hope your blood tests for RA came back good.
Thanks for your thoughts Jenn. Mine came back normal, yay! Hope your appointment went well this afternoon :-)
Yay!!! I'm glad your tests are normal. *doing the happy dance*
Appointment was good. Dr. confirmed "frozen hip". He did order blood workup to rule out RA (it runs in my family). I'll know soon on that. In the meantime, I have a new list of "really cool" stretches to do to help my hip get back to normal faster.
how do you know you have it?
because I noticed a lump by the top of my shoulder and it really hurts and it's getting hard to move...
I'm kinda scared cuz i'm only 17 but I could just be freaking out for no reason... HELP?