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frozen shoulder
camaro00440 posted:
I've had pain in my left shoulder for the last few months now, i seen my specialist 2 days ago and he said that i had a frozen shoulder due to the fact that i'm a diabetic! WHAAAAAT????. I've never heard of this before. Is there any turth to this? any info would be great! Thank You, Mark
_swank_ responded:
Doctors don't really know what causes frozen shoulders. I've never heard of them having anything to do with diabetes though. What kind of specialist did you see?
camaro00440 responded:
Orthopedic Specialist
BayAreaGal responded:
Mark, that's what my doctor says, too. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's (thyroid auto immune disease) several years ago and am taking Synthroid for it. Last summer, my right shoulder froze. I did not injure it. After ruling out any type of arthritis, I was referred to an orthopedic doctor who told me that health care professionals have noted a connection between an auto immune disease like Diabetes or Hashimoto's and frozen shoulder, though they don't quite have it all figured out. The good news is that my right should thawed out well with a lot of good, gentle physical therapy. The bad news is that I am now in the throes of it with my left shoulder. As soon as the pain eases and the shoulder completely freezes, I can return to physical therapy to help me get back to full range of motion. This is a drag!

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