Frozen Shoulder

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  1. mrw

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    Got it, trying to get rid of it.
    Working with PT folks whom I now refer to as " the house of pain"
    Anyone been through this?
    Any hints would be appreciated
     
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  2. SystemicAnomaly

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  3. mrw

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    just now but unfortunately for me, not soon enough.
     
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    This is a very interesting topic. As you know this problem has three phases, pain, decreased range of motion and regaining ROM. When I got it a few years back, I went to PT and was very gung ho about doing the exercises/stretches religiously and started to show some increased range of motion rather early in the process. I was very happy about it, but later noted no further benefit from PT.

    Much later in talking with a PT in another context, they mentioned that in their opinion, this problem runs it's course over a number of years whether the person did the PT or not. I stopped doing any specific exercises/stretches. I have slowly (very slowly) improved and since it is in my nondominant side, it has no impact on my game whatsoever (never did).
     
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    Has the therapist mentioned anything about your neck possibly playing a role? The reason I ask is that my mom has one now and the therapist decided to look at her neck. There was a problem with one of the vertebrate and he gave her neck stretches to help. Now it is improving drastically. Just a thought.
     
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    Are you diabetic by any chance? I spoke to a badminton player last night who has this problem. He informed that frozen shoulders is very common with diabetics.
     
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    That was just mentioned and as it happens, I have been having neck pain. I will be trying a Chiropractor for the first time in my life.
     
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    No, not anywhere diabetic. It's also more common in women and I don't suffer from that affliction either :) (just kidding ladies)

    I think I worked myself into tendonitis at the end of last season as i was practicing serves (around 400 per week) and then due to work and weather, came to an abrupt stop of shoulder activity. Stupid I know. The lack of that recurrent motion led to the frozen shoulder. Ski season happened and i didn't swing a racquet until early spring and then noticed a pain problem.

    I will be paying a lot better attention to what my aging body is telling me in the future.

    The good news is that my mobility is improving in leaps and bounds. the PT is painful but I am going at it hammer & tong. Twice a week with the PT girl and twice a day on my own.

    I bought myself a Donnay Pro One which is sitting in my office for inspiration.
     
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