Patient Comments: Frozen Shoulder - Treatments

What treatments were helpful or effective for your frozen shoulder?

Comment from: maggie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 10

I had a cortisone injection last week. I had numbness in the little and index finger. The frozen shoulder is much better, but the fingers still feel numb and tingling.

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Comment from: Kiriti, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 03

I have had a frozen shoulder for the last three months with no sign of easing up. Although the pain appears to have lessened slightly. Sudden jerks cause excruciating pain. Local doctor gave tablets and then an injection. One month later the specialist (in London) gave another injection. No real improvement. No one has mentioned PT or exercise. The specialist, in fact has said that exercise may result in scar tissues which will harden and cause more problems! Am going for a second opinion in India.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 07

For my frozen shoulder, I had six months of physical therapy (twice a week) with large doses of ibuprofen and one Cortizone shot prior to surgery, followed by six more months of PT (twice a week). The doctor did surgery to remove the calcification causing tendonitis. My PT had me icing and doing my exercises 3 to 4 times a day at home. I am a year following surgery and still do the stretches and weights once a day.

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Comment from: LicensedMassage, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 12

I'm a licensed massage therapist. Why physical therapy is important, massage can help keep the scar tissue from collecting and causing adhesions. Just thought I'd throw that out there for the people who feel that scar tissue caused by frozen shoulder is holding them back from recovery.

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Comment from: jenn, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 05

I have had a frozen shoulder for approximately 6 months. It developed 4-5weeks after a fall I had skiing. Physical therapy at first along wiht IMS therapy. I just had my second cortisone shot under fluroscopy and think it has released the joint a bit more. The first shot definitely helped with the painful period. I have also been seeing a Naturopath for Bowen therapy, which seems to help. Because of overuse my other shoulder has been in a lot of pain, so the therapies are great for both sides!

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Comment from: dorthk, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 17

Swimming exercises has been the best thing I have done for my frozen shoulders. I can go in the pool with all kinds of pain and get out and be pain free.

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