Hi tootall2959! I got my second round of frozen shoulder last year and it was ver mild (compared to the other shoulder, which was very bad) until about three months ago when it suddenly got much worse. After a few weeks it had reached the point where I was only sleeping a couple of hours before the pain woke me up and I had to apply heat to the shoulder in order to catch another couple hours. The only real relief I could get was very hot baths which left me blissfully free of pain for maybe half an hour after I got out.
Then, just coincidentaly, I started drinking kefir-ated beverages again after months without (I grow my own kefir, very easy to do) and that night I got seven hours of uninterupted sleep and my shoulder did not hurt as much as I'd have expected after so much immobility. Since then I have been drinking kefir every night and my shoulder has been getting better each day. I've now got about 50% range of motion back, but the pain relief is the biggest effect. It's to the point that it almost feels itchy rather than painful.
Not sure if this cure would work for anyone else. I've been telling people about it for a month but haven't heard back from any other FS shoulder sufferers who tried it. I originally started drinking kefir for IBS, and about 75% of people who I have given it to (mostly friends and family and neighbors) have said it had a very positive effect on their health, especially their digestive health. I've noticed that since I started drinking it 1-1/2 years ago I haven't had a single cold or flu. I think we have only begun to realize the extent to which the health of our gut affects our overall health.
This connection between frozen shoulder and kefir caught me offguard, though. I got my first FS in January of 2014, and the worst of it lasted until May 2014, when it got abruptly better. That was a few weeks after I started drinking kefir regularly, though at the time I didn't think to connect the two.
I'd be very interested in finding out if anyone else experiences a significant reduction of pain when drinking kefir.