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Frozen shoulder

I have had frozen shoulder in both my shoulders for about a year now. The right one is due to calcified tendonitis and the left one is due to my short neck making my shoulder roll forward. I was also told my big chest does not help. It is most painful at night but also sometimes during the day if I forget about it and then move it just the wrong way. It happened almost overnight to the point where I thought maybe I broke something or pulled something. Does anybody have any suggestions on any kind of relief? The chiropractor wasn't helping and the exercises don't seem to help. And was I reading correctly that most of you said you developed PD after having frozen shoulder? Thanks for your input

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Find a good orthopedic physical therapist.

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Etterus is absolutely correct; a good physio is worth his/her weight in gold! (By the way: I was initially diagnosed with MS, but my physio said that was a load of bovine droppings, and told me to find a second opinion.)

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I found that hot cupping works

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I had a problem shoulder related to a tremor in my right hand and arm. My body was trying to still the shaking by clamping down on the muscles. Acupuncture helped, and so did Cymbalta. It's actually an anti-depressant, but mitigates nerve pain.

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Cortisone injection freed my shoulder AND tremors

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I am waiting to see how long this relief will last - doing a lot of training w that shoulder in the meantime 🌙

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By frozen shoulder do you mean adhesive capsulitis? I found that hydrodilatation helped along with a good musculoskeletal physiotherapist. It lasted for around three years and presaged the most agonising condition I’d ever suffered (involving the brachial plexus) but I was just unlucky. I had had PD for a lot of years when the frozen shoulder started. I was told that it is common in people with PD. I have not heard that it pre-empts PD.

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I had frozen shoulder after badly breaking my arm.

I used a thera /elastic band to stregthen arm shoulder area. It took many months but is back to normal now and full movement.

I fastened the band to a door handle. Any good physio should know what im talking about.

All the best. I know how debilitating it can be.

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I had a frozen shoulder as a result of PD not before it. Only resolved with correct exercises. Pain reduced after starting medication (Sinemet). Took a while but eventually regained full movement. Continued exercise daily as preventive measure. If you can't find a Neurophysio there are videos on the internet.

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I resolved with 2 months intensive stretching...phisio 2yrs later diagnosed at 57male with parkinsons in may 2015

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I remember it well, adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder. Very painful left side. I would wake up in the middle of the night if I moved a certain way. I had this condition for maybe a year pre PD diagnosis. Woke up with it one morning completely out of the blue. Resolved after 6-7 months on my own with swimming 3X per week. Definitely a precursor for PD for many.

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I grew a plant this year called toothache plant, that we made the flowers and leaves into tinctire and salve. If you can find a product with the toothache plant ( spilanthes acmella) in it to rub on shoulders, it may give you needed relief. This plant is amazing.

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thank you

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you are welcome...hope you can get some relief

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