Frozen Shoulder - - not nearly as nice as a Frozen Dinner

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Yesterday was my first day in Physical Therapy for my wounded wing. I was looking forward to massage, heat therapy and all the good wonders that therapy provides. But the therapist gave me some words I had been dreading, and holding my degree in Athletic Training I knew full well what it was going to mean. After an hour of range of motion testing, she told me "We have to talk". Anytime you hear this, don't you just get that knot in the pit of your stomach? Then the therapist tells me that my shoulder is too swollen to do any real range of motion testing and is the 2nd stage of "frozen shoulder". The therapist states I have a "long road" ahead of me. Average total recovery time is 12 - 24 months.

Ah well - when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. So for now we will consider therapy as "strength training" since that fits into my plans a little better. And while an inconvenience it certainly isn't the end of the world, just another roadblock on the journey called life. It has no interference with my Master Plan of weightloss and a minor role in the Master Plan of overall health.

Now where is my frozen dinner for lunch . . . .
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    So, did it resolve completely? How did you handle sleeping (i.e. the pain).
    And the magic question, how long did it last?

    3523 days ago
    I had full rotator cuff repair March of this year, and currently doing PT 3x week. I'm getting there, but not quite 100%. I never thought of using PT as strength training... good thought. Each visit helps me progress just that much more, I hope you do well. emoticon
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    Hope that this passes soon also emoticon
    3804 days ago
    I love your attitude!!!! You have it right it is just a road block not an insurmountable obsatcle!!! You can do this !!!!
    3805 days ago
    I have never heard of frozen shoulder but it doesn't sound pleasant. It kind of sounds as if there will be little to no movement in it. Can anything be done surgically?
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