Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Discuss medical issues, and help each other navigate the available options for the Health Service in Cyprus.
Before following anybody's advice on here consider consulting your local doctor first.
Post Reply
Firefly
Posts: 3021
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:08 pm
Location: Hereford UK

Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by Firefly »

Has anyone on here ever suffered from a frozen shoulder?

I have osteoarthritis anyway, but besides that, last night I had significant pain in my left shoulder. Today I cannot raise my arm to shoulder height, my arm feels weak, but no tingling, pins and needles. The pain is now worse in my neck and shoulder, and I'm thinking that a visit to my GP may be on the cards.

As the normal surgeries are closed, until Tuesday next, I just thought that I would ask on here, for any experiences of frozen shoulder, as I suspect that's what it is.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
User avatar
Yogi
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:16 am
Location: Tala

Re: Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by Yogi »

I had a frozen shoulder about 5 years ago. Went to my GP, MRI scan within an hour (pre Gesy). Saw a specialist who proposed physio rather than an operation to fix it. I had put up with it for quite some time and it was quite bad the physio said. 8 months of physio 3 times a week was not an experience I would want to repeat. I would advise seeing your GP as soon as possible. Hope this helps
User avatar
cyprusmax47
Chief Cat Spotter
Posts: 4959
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:10 am
Location: Paphos area since 1982

Re: Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by cyprusmax47 »

I suggest to watch that video from a Doctor, perhaps it is helpful also about diagnosis.
I had issue with back pain in the past and another video from this guy helped me a lot, so I believe he knows what he is talking....



Max
hutch642
Posts: 26
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:13 pm

Re: Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by hutch642 »

I had a frozen shoulder about 8 years ago. It lasted for about 5 months. It was not a pleasant time as I found it difficult to put on shirts and rucksacks and I was in a lot of pain. After about 5 months I was offered a cortisone injection and that eased the pain almost immediately and it only took a few days and the pain had gone. So if I were you I would consider getting the injection as soon as possible
Firefly
Posts: 3021
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:08 pm
Location: Hereford UK

Re: Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by Firefly »

Thank you for your replies.

I already take Co-codamol on a regular basis, so I hate to think what my shoulder would feel like if I didn't. Today I'm still in pain and unable to raise my left arm much. I will call my G.P.s surgery tomorrow, and ask for an emergency appointment. As I live alone, my daily tasks cannot be shared, so everything is difficult, as added to my shoulder, I have carpel tunnel syndrome in my right wrist, and waiting for surgery on that. Ay yes, the joys of old age :lol:

Happy New Year to you all.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
User avatar
Devil
Forum Curmudgeon
Posts: 3885
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:34 am
Location: Mosfiloti

Re: Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by Devil »

Firefly wrote: Mon Jan 01, 2024 1:24 pm Ay yes, the joys of old age :lol:

Happy New Year to you all.
When you get to my age, you will find that the word "joy" takes on a totally different meaning. A Happy New Year to you as well as to all.
Firefly
Posts: 3021
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:08 pm
Location: Hereford UK

Re: Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by Firefly »

My G.P. confirmed my suspicions. Carry on with pain meds, physio in two weeks. I did mention hydrocortisone, but that was not going to be considered at this stage.

My movement is severely restricted, as has been mentioned. Don't know how it will develop obviously, but at present, I'm trying to cope the best I can.

Jackie
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Uncle D
Posts: 1985
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:50 am
Location: Miliou

Re: Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by Uncle D »

Firefly wrote: Sat Dec 30, 2023 7:11 pm Has anyone on here ever suffered from a frozen shoulder?

I have osteoarthritis anyway, but besides that, last night I had significant pain in my left shoulder. Today I cannot raise my arm to shoulder height, my arm feels weak, but no tingling, pins and needles. The pain is now worse in my neck and shoulder, and I'm thinking that a visit to my GP may be on the cards.

As the normal surgeries are closed, until Tuesday next, I just thought that I would ask on here, for any experiences of frozen shoulder, as I suspect that's what it is.
It may be Fibro Myalgia. Similar symptoms. Either only a GP can prescribe anything
David
Firefly
Posts: 3021
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:08 pm
Location: Hereford UK

Re: Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by Firefly »

I'm pretty sure it's not Fibromyalgia.

I have a close friend who suffers from that condition, bless her, it's awful.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Firefly
Posts: 3021
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:08 pm
Location: Hereford UK

Re: Suspected Frozen Shoulder

Post by Firefly »

Update.

On 12th February I will have a cortisone injection into my left shoulder, and on 28th February, I will have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome on my right hand. Thank goodness my daughter and son will come and see to the old girl.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Post Reply