I have frozen shoulder as a result of arthroscopic surgery for a tear & bursitis. It has been awful. My doctor told me I would be healed in time for a big family ski trip 6 weeks after surgery. Needless to say, I wasn't, and now its almost 3 months and I'm still in pain. The PT I had started immediately after surgery in Oct, but my ortho put a halt to that when I was still in pain. He put me back on Prednisone for a month and told me to not do anything for a week, and then start PT again 3x a week. When that did nothing, he told me that the PT was aggravating it, to let the inflammation "burn itself out" and take Aleve 2x a day. I go back to see him in 2 weeks but nothing is different. If anything, the nights are worse and I didn't think that was possible. My point is, sometimes drs take you off PT if it's not helping. It would take me days to stop reeling from pain after certain ways they stretched my arm. Now I do pulleys and pendulum swings at home, but that's it. I'm at a loss for what is the answer. I feel like he doesn't know what is wrong and we are stabbing at ideas. I'm actually hoping for a cortisone shot, or like you said, lopping the arm off!!View Thread
I too am anxious to see if there are any responses or suggestions for sleep. I had arthroscopic shoulder surgery in Oct. for a tear and bursitis, and now I have frozen shoulder as a result. What a nightmare. Like you, the days I can manage (usually) but the nights are awful. I toss/turn millions of times and I think the pain actually gets worse. I stuff a million pillows around me (I'm now in the guest room) and all I'm getting out of that a stiff neck to boot from sleeping in weird positions.
Praying someone responds with a great idea...View Thread