WHY does my arm hurt so much when it's my shoulder that is frozen?

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Topic Title: WHY does my arm hurt so much when it's my shoulder that is frozen?
Created On: 06/12/2009 05:51 PM

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 06/14/2009 06:03 PM

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Lilyrose

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Thanks elizabeth. I've been frozen for months though and had gained some ROM. I'm 20 months from first symptoms.KerryAnne - I've done acupuncture too - that hurt like b*ggery as well. I think I'm a lost cause.
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 06/14/2009 04:54 PM

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elizabethr

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PT (what you call physio!) doesn't have to be "unkind." But it does have to be at the right time. My second PT in particular was quite gentle until I was ready for more aggressive treatment. Lilyrose, your physio probably didn't cause your continued loss of ROM - FS was going to do that for you anyway! But in retrospect I was sorry I started PT so early in my first FS - because after a while the insurance benefits ran out, and those early visits were truly wasted, except for making me feel like I was doing something constructive for the FS.
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 06/14/2009 09:43 AM

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KerryAnne

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Hi Lily....the one thing that has really helped me is accupuncture. I would walk into her clinic in agony and walk out almost pain-free. No physio involved. I won't lie and say it's painless having the shoulder poked with needles...at first it really hurt but when I noticed how quickly I was feeling relief right there in her chair I would actually look forward to it. After the first couple of visits she had me out of the worst of the pain and I didn't have to have cortisone and I came off my anti-inflamitaries and just took Neurofen now and again and also took the Chinese Herbs daily. Now I'm experiencing FS in the other shoulder I know what to do and I know how much my body can take. I have never had physio....I've also stayed with the Ostiopath and the Bowen Therapist and their treatments are much kinder.-KerryAnne


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 06/14/2009 07:49 AM

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Lilyrose

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I should've listened to my lovely physiotherapist. She did tell me that physio was not particularly indicated at this point in ideopathic AC (which we are 99% sure mine is). But no, I've had so many people say 'are you having physio' and so I caved in. She was so gentle, too. She warned me it might cause 'some discomfort'. Hahahahaha. So....I've gone from having about 40% ROM and almost pain free, to having considerably less ROM, considerably more pain and I am £35 poorer for the priviledge.This is scary.
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 06/14/2009 06:03 AM

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KerryAnne

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I agree....referred pain bleh!


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 06/13/2009 12:52 PM

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cardrey

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I agree. When FS first started with me, I thought I had done something to my arm, especially my elbow, which throbbed all the time. The shoulder didn't really hurt at all.
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 06/12/2009 10:32 PM

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seasquirt

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because, that's why!actually. think about this...all those nerves being impacted, the referred pain.mostly because it can!


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 06/12/2009 05:51 PM

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Lilyrose

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