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    frozen shoulder
    Anon_159138 posted:
    After seven months of pain in my left shoulder and tx by gp, neuro, and finally an osteo surg, I've been dx'd w/frozen shoulder. Tx = cortisone shot and physical therapy. Per the dr, if there isn't enough improvement in the shoulder 2 to 4 wks, it may need to be adjusted in the or under anesthesia. Here's the kicker. I can't get an appt with the phy ther until almost 2 wks from now. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do with / to / about my hurting shoulder myself until I finally see the phy ther? I really, really don't want to undergo surgical manipulation of my shoulder. Ouch.
    Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
    If the surgeon thinks there are adhesions and scarring that may need to be broken up under anesthesia, then there isn't much you're going to be able to do on your own; you'll need PT. Maybe you can search around for another PT center that will see you sooner. Good luck.
    60Christine replied to Rich Weil, MEd, CDE's response:
    Thank you for the information, sir. I'm moving it around and stretching it as far as I can, until it gets to that edge where it hurts like blazes. That's all I can do. Again, thank you.
    Rich Weil, MEd, CDE replied to 60Christine's response:
    You're welcome. Make sure you ice it for 10-15 minutes after you do the stretching. One easy way to ice if you don't have ice bags is to use a bag of frozen peas or corn. It shapes nicely to the joint. Good luck. Rich

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