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08-22-2009, 09:23 PM
HELP! I've been struggling with a tight shoulder for about 3 months. I got serious about exercise, using t-tapp, about a month ago. Nothing seems to be helping. Finally went to sports doc Thursday. He gave me a cortizone shot, helped for about 2 hours, then I do believe the pain intensified (mostly in my upper arm). So now I am on Alieve (24/7) and using a sports rub. Actually tonight, my husband insisted on putting my arm in a sling. I start physical therapy next Wednesday and will be going 3 days a week.
Anyone have any experience in this area or advice.
I will admit that I have not been 100% raw for a year or so, probably more like 75%. But, guess who is back on the raw band wagon now?
All suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
08-22-2009, 09:26 PM
pwww...sorry girl, no advice but send healing thoughts your way.
08-23-2009, 01:31 AM
I've been struggling with a couple of sports injuries since late June.
I decided to give my body everything it needs to heal, so 13 days ago, I went 100% raw (from 80 - 90% or so) and gave up coffee.
Knee pain is completely gone and hip is about 80% better!!! Plus I feel awesome in so many other ways.
I'm betting you'll feel better very soon, now that you are raw again!
08-23-2009, 01:42 AM
Take a Couple of Advil...........
08-23-2009, 08:42 AM
I had frozen shoulder (my left) a couple of years ago (I think I got it from kayaking) but I just couldn't move my arm even straight out in front of me without awful pain, and trying to reach up was impossible. I went to physical therapy a couple of times and they game me those stretchy bands to work with and a couple of easy exercises to do. It took several months of slowly and continuing to stretch before I felt normal again. Just do not stop exercising (slowly/gently) and moving your arm everyday. Hope you get better very soon.:)
08-23-2009, 08:52 AM
had too much experience with frozen shoulder, as a result of injuries; a slap tear, bonespurs in the ac joint, calcific tendonitis in the bicep, and a large bursitis, all in the right shoulder. Finally having surgery after five years, when the left one, started acting up, and my doc said let's scope it. My orthopedic surgeon is the best. But the right shoulder was the worst, and I knew it could not handle the recovery if the left was first. It took me six months to be released, the left is still holding.
I took lots of INFLAZYME by american biologics, used Traumeel, oral and topical, did all the excercises, ( still have to do some of them for both), and PT with my wonderful Naprapath. Oh yeah, of course there was ICE, lots of drugs, lots of them, several traumatic aspirations of the calcium deposit,W/ cortisone shots and drug reactions to add insult to inury, and the months of sleepless nights in the recliner. The sling, helps some, at first; but can also help to freeze it up. I am gardening again, which is the cause of most of my injuries, but the addiction trumps the pain, then I do it again.
That is my experience, my advice is to find out was is actually damaged first, by getting an MRI, and definately do the appropriate excercises. Did he x-ray it? I would be very concerned if he did not, before giving a cortisone shot. Then I would find another DR. Not one that is surgery happy, but one that can tell you what he thinks by his exam, and the tests confirm it. The cortisone shots were horrible for me, but after recovering for about a week it really helped. I could only guess what the extent of your actual injury is, which is what your Doc did if he didn't do any diagnostic tests. Conservative therapy is great, unless the injury needs repair.
I do feel your pain and maybe more. I could elaborate, but if you can't wipe yourself, with that hand, pull up your pants, reach forward to wash your hand, brush your teeth, put your hand in your pocket, lift your arm to put on a shirt, hold a fork or spoon to your mouth, or scratch your nose, let alone wash your hair, you understand what I am saying. My shouder pain made me cry and I 'm quite tough, when it comes to pain. That's enough about that.
I hope someone else has the prefect green smoothie, or raw food concoction to help you heal. I send you healing thoughts to you.
08-23-2009, 11:04 AM
Thanks for all the replys and concern -- that alone is healing therapy.
I have no clue what I did to cause this injury -- with the exception of LIFE.
I've researched and been told that this is common for women between 40 and 70 -- with no real specific cause. My massage therapist said there are thoughts that it is hormonal. ???
Today is better, last night was not fun.
I will now go do the few exercises I know to do. Thanks again.
08-23-2009, 04:31 PM
have you heard of sore no more product? i think their web address is www.sorenomore.com
this stuff is just completely amazing. all vegan and no animal testing and is mainly herbs.
i don't know if it'll help you but check out the testimonials on their site. it's taken my sore muscles out immediately 100% most of time. when my neck goes whip lash it fixes it or sometimes just 80%. my mom with arthritis in her hands relieves her unbelieveably. i turned a friend on who had foot surgery and needs a cane often times to walk and she couldn't believe it how it helped her and nothing else did. other friends say the same.
they have free samples by request... but this stuff is cheap!!!!!! i'd seriously pay 500 for a jar because choropractors and docs etc can't do what this stuff does. it's only like 15 bucks!
i advise to NOT get the roll on.. get the jar to rub in. waer plastic gloves or expect to wash hands a few times.
even the juices does the trick.. this stuff lasts a mega super long time. just a dab will do ya!
08-26-2009, 08:47 PM
This is strange -- I had some of this years ago -- in fact, during a painful morning a week or so ago, I started looking for it -- couldn't find it and had forgotten the name -- thanks for the reminder -- I will order.
I remember it either being really cold or really hot. Interesting!
08-26-2009, 11:16 PM
it usualy gets hot for me... hotter than a heating pad. the stuff is weird... one minute no heat then next there is ..then repeats or stays hot for 30-60 mins all depending on if i have sore muscles or something else going on. it's like a tiny little man is working on my body doing different things... lol.
My mom had this -- she's almost better now. She swam a lot in a heated pool and refused the cortizone shots. Stayed really close to 100% raw. ALMOST done.
I hope it gets better soon. Time will heal it. In the meanwhile, exercise it in a hot bathtub if you've got to! But get it moving regularly.
Massage helps too. :)
08-27-2009, 07:59 AM
B-draw, In my experience, a liver/gall bladder flush will relieve your shoulder symptoms.
I would NOT seek medical treatment. We live in a sickness, medicine and death oriented world. Cortisone is a horrble toxin for hte body and all it does for you in a pos way is give temp relief.
This is your bodys way of healing something. See it as a healing rather as a symptom to be fixed.
The flush has been known to remedy most shoulder problems.
The mind/body connection piece is that when one has shoulder problems, they can look at their life and see where they might be shouldering too much responsibility, which many of us do in this world. So see where you can let some stuff go.
Sometimes seeing that piece releives it just by becomng aware of that.
09-08-2009, 08:32 PM
Great information given here -- Thanks!
Two strange things happened in connection with the frozen shoulder, which is slowly thawing -- I think!
As I stated, I was using a sprots rub. It caused my entire arm to break out, but not my shoulder where it was also used. Fun.
Then my left lower leg really started getting tight and painful. After wondering why for several days and wondering if they could be connected -- it hit me -- phlebitis. I tend to be prone to phlebitis during pregnacy. I'm not pregnant, so was puzzled. . . had it checked out. I was right! Thankfully it was in the small veins and not the large ones, one of which was stripped 7-8 years ago for this reason. I assumed it was the Alieve I had been taking 24/7 and immediately quit taking.
Today I talked briefly to the Physical Therapist and she ask if I was on natural hormones, wondering if it could all be related in that area. Who knows? Tomorrow her and I will talk more.
I still haven't managed 100% raw, but still trying! And getting better. I remember when I first decided to go raw, 5+ years ago -- it was so easy. Sure wish those days were back.
Now I am taking Vit E and Ginko to help thin my blood. It was recommended by a Naturalpathic in MT several years ago when this happened. And it worked. Maybe I should call her and she if she has any ideas for thawing my shoulder.
Thanks for listening to me babble.
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