Thank you for the suggestion, I will try aleve. I am having terrible pain, can not take tylenol, normally take ibuprofen for inflammation but it is not working for this What is the difference between the two? I have been using ibuprofen, lidoderm patches, ice, heat, personal ultrasound therapy. After my second PT the pain was so bad I was up all night. So..I am like everyone else trying to find relief. The pain started in the bicep and moved up to the shoulder, all around it. Now it is creeping down to the elbow, forearm and hand, is this all normal for adhesive capsulitis? Oh he gave me a cortisone shot which seemed to help a bit. I appreciate any advice you can give. Thank you DeeView Thread
This reply is to all. I am not clear on how to post so wanted to say that I have suffered for 5 months with what they think is frozen shoulder. My chiropractor thinks I have torn the rotator cuff. The orthopedic would not send me for an MRI, he feels it is frozen shoulder Originally. thinking I had strained a muscle I treated it with heat ice a personal ultrasound therapy 800 mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours until the pain was with me 24/7. I went to an orthopedic on 9/23/13, he gave me a shot which seemed to help a bit and gave me low dose vicodin for pain after PT. Well, it is not even hleping the pain that I feel all the time much less right after PT. I have cancelled the PT until I can stop the new pain from PT. I am using advil and lidoderm patches to try to numb the pain. I have never felt pain like this. It is awful. I may try aleve to see if that will help. I am asking my doctor for additional help to take something after each PT, if he will not help me I am going to another doctor for help. I am doing gentle exercises every day in the mean time. I found some on Vanderbilt/Moon shoulder. I found out that you have to be gentle with this. If you do too much too soon, there is a rebound effect which sets your arm back to square one when all of the muscles seize up.
I appreciate everyone sharing their story. I was not aware that there were stages nor that it could go away on its own with no treatment at all. This pain has been with me since April slowly getting worse until I finally went to the doctor. I will never wait again for something like this. I have read that diabetics are 3 times more likely to get this problem and once it happens in one shoulder it can happen in the other, shudder. Thanks again DView Thread