I'm getting increasingly worried about this. When I had a frozen shoulder, followed by the other one, it was understandable. I got to the point where I couldn't even carry a very light handbag, and though I had an operation on one shoulder and loads of physiotherapy and osteopathic treatments on both - going on for years - the pain has never got better, I've developed fibromyalgia, and have the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. I had an operation on one wrist for CTS nearly a year ago but it didn't relieve the symptoms, and in fact they’re now worse.
Every day I come across things that I used to be able to do relatively recently; they’re quite small things, like opening the back door or getting the top off a bottle. There are many shops and buildings where I live that I can't get into because the doors are too heavy, and as I don't look infirm, I don't feel able to ask people to open doors for me!
Feeling very low at the moment because of this. I've told every medical person I've seen about these problems, but no one seems to have heard what I've said. One lot of physiotherapy I had (a physiotherapist said that I had less strength than patients of 80!) that concentrated on strengthening made me much worse for a long, long time – I tried some expensive acupuncture to try to put it right. I just wonder whether anyone else has this problem, and what the solution might be? Any attempts I make myself at strengthening just make things much worse for very long time, so I get a big setback again and again.
By the way, using the computer is very difficult because of pain, even though I use dictating software, so that's why I might be slow in responding at any time.