I forget to mention that you should also search this topic. Search 'frozen shoulder' on WedMD and you will find information about this condition. You can also google it plus rotator cuff tears or shoulder injury. But please see a Orthopedic Surgeon. That would be your best bet. Doris K.View Thread
I had a frozen shoulder because of a rotator cuff tear resulting from a fall. I went to physio which helped also. You should return to a good therapist who can stretch your arms b/c it sounds like they may become frozen. It is painful but it works. Be deligent with physio. I had an MRI which showed the tear and then I had surgery. You should request an MRI. Also ice, ice, ice. As for pain take aspirin, ibiprofun, or aleve. If you have a tear it can take months, even over a year to heal. My last suggestion is see an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in these matters. I hope this helps. Doris K.View Thread
I went through this. The only think that unfroze my shoulder with physio therapy. It was painful but it did the job. But I also had a rotator cuff tear that I had to have surgery for. Only a MRI picked up the tear. I had an ultra sound and a scope put in but they were useless. You need a really good physio therapist to stretch the shoulder. As for pain meds you are going to have to be firm with your doctor and proactive. I suggest taking a list with you listing the type of meds that might help this type of pain. Look it up on WebMD.....medications for a frozen shoulder. PRINT THE LIST and ask him what he would suggest and what he can prescribe. I hope this helps. Get into physio ASAP!View Thread
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