Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:40 PM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:42 PM
A friend of mine had "frozen shoulder". She underwent intensive therapy, and believe me she felt WORSE before she felt better. She did have one injection of steroids and now she is doing great!
Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:38 PM
I am sorry to hear that you are in pain right now.
I had a bad shoulder a few years back. I am not sure if it was a "frozen" shoulder, but I did have an x-ray and it showed nothing unusual. I couldn't raise my arm or stretch it to the side. It was always in pain so the doctor recommended therapy which didn't seem to work, however, a few months later I gained allot more movement. After I started on Plaquenil, the pain seemed to go away slowly. I had considered Cortisone shots, but just never took that route. I think that with the help of a professional therapist/doctor, you might find some relief over time.
As for it being connected to Scleroderma....I am really not sure.
Posted 24 May 2007 - 06:10 PM
Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:07 AM
I had a flare up in February with shoulder tendinitis and partial tear in the rotator cuff. I had steroid shots in both shoulders and I did not do therapy because of cost. I just slowly worked on it taking Mobic for inflammation. It took four months of patience. I never had a frozen shoulder. I hope you feel better soon. Heat helped me alot. Susie54
Posted 25 May 2007 - 01:11 PM
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 01:21 PM
Jefa, that's curious about the diabetes, when I had carpal tunnel surgery my doctor said that I had the same symptoms of a diabetic. I had the tests done for diabetes just to be sure and I do not have that, thank goodness.
By the way, Lynda, welcome to the board!!