Frozen Shoulder Pain and biceps

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Created On: 07/27/2015 05:15 AM

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 08/27/2015 05:37 AM

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thomasanderson

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Cortisone injections and physio should help. Good luck for your next appointment with the doc. I hope there is some good improvement.



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 07/28/2015 01:24 AM

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Nicolette10

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 Hi,

Yes, I did go to the doctor in January and again in February when I was referred for Ultrasound which showed fluid around head of biceps, MRI showed some pathology as well.  I was referred to a surgeon who ordered the cortisone injections into the bursa and glenohumeral joint, along with physio.  I see the surgeon again after an 8 week interval, next week.  It will be interesting what he has to say.

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 07/28/2015 12:11 AM

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thomasanderson

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Yes, the inflammation is occuring because of the previous injury. It often starts in the groove behind the biceps tendon. Once established this inflammation spreads into other shoulder soft-tissues and can cause swelling in other shoulder sacks (bursae).  I would recommend you get in touch with your doc asap.



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 07/27/2015 03:55 PM

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FrancineTaylor

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 Pain is a strange thing.  For myself, it seems to be contageous.  Once the muscles start spasming, the spasming spreads beyond the site of origin.  My frozen shoulder pain extends all the way around to my chest, and in the back up the side of my spine, and all the way down my arm to my fingers (which feel like they have arthritis).  I also have popping sounds, like tendons snapping over bone.  My PT says that's because all my muscles are tightening up because of the pain.  It's a self perpetuating thing; your muscles tighten because of pain and the pain increases because of clenching muscles.  I've found taking a really hot bath gives some relief, and recently I started drinking water kefir and that has produced a really noticeable decrease in pain and an increase in range of motion (don't ask me why, it makes no sense but it has happened twice so I think it deserves a mention)



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 07/27/2015 05:15 AM

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Nicolette10

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 Hello, I am new to this forum, I lifted a heavy camera back pack and put it on my left shoulder in early January.  Two days later I developed shoulder pain.  An MRI showed capsulitis with inflammation at anchor of biceps.  4 steroid injections later, it is worse than ever!  Two injections into subacromial bursa and two into glenohumeral joint.  I have been having physio for 3 months.  The 4 injections only lasted 10 - 14 days and only took the edge off the pain.  The pain is so bad it goes up my neck and around to the side front, back and front of shoulder.  I damaged the other shoulder 15yrs ago and had an acromioplasty and the biceps tendon was so inflamed and kept popping out of its groove.  This time I get the same sensation in the biceps and changing gear in the manual car is very painful as I am sure the tendon is popping out of its groove.  I think there are really two issues here, and whether the frozen shoulder is causing biceps inflammation or whether I damaged the biceps tendon in January, I am unsure.  I am in my mid 50s and have been a previous national level swimmer, squash player, skier and cyclist, so have been very active.  This is so frustrating and so painful and I know it can last up to 2 - 3yrs.  I'm interested to know if anyone has such bad pain that it even radiates up the neck and around to the front side lower neck?  Also any thoughts on the biceps involvement in Frozen Shoulder.

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