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CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
I had limited range of motion with my right shoulder for about a year. I first noticed it at the gym, during shoulder exercises, as a dull discomfort that compromised my range of motion. I tried resting it the best I could but it never got better and over 7 months later, I could barely put my coat on.

That's when I went to my GP who referred me to a Sports Clinic doctor. He diagnosed me with Frozen Shoulder, which baffled him because he had only seen the condition among diabetics and menopausal women. He gave me a cortisone shot and showed me a bunch of exercises that honestly hurt like ****ing hell. But I did them 2x day and the improvement, while gradual, began almost immediately. I'd go see him for a fresh batch of exercises every two weeks --- and eight weeks later I was at 90%. Then my left shoulder started to "freeze", but because I had seen that movie before, my doc just gave me the same exercises and it was fine 3-4 weeks later even though I was much lazier about doing the exercises the second time around.
 

GEEMAN

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I had limited range of motion with my right shoulder for about a year. I first noticed it at the gym, during shoulder exercises, as a dull pain that compromised my range of motion. I tried resting it the best I could but it never got better and over 7 months later, I could barely put my coat on.

That's when I went to my GP who referred me to a Sports Clinic doctor. He diagnosed me with Frozen Shoulder, which baffled him because he had only seen the condition among diabetics and menopausal women. He gave me a cortisone shot and showed me a bunch of exercises that honestly hurt like ****ing hell. But I did them 2x day and the improvement, while gradual, began almost immediately. I'd go see him for a fresh batch of exercises every two weeks --- and eight weeks later I was at 90%. Then my left shoulder started to "freeze", but because I had seen that movie before, my doc just gave me the same exercises and it was fine 3-4 weeks later even though I was much lazier about doing the exercises the second time around.

I had frozen shoulder years ago , it was unbearable but eventually it gets better

I find that stretching for 20 minutes a day helps with joint pain as we age
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
I think it often goes undiagnosed. When I told one of my chef friends about my frozen shoulders, he realized he had it as well. His had come and went, and he thought it was just some slow healing strain that happened on the job. A year later he was diagnosed with diabetes...
 
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