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FROZEN SHOULDER
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11/26/07 18:28
phil 
11/26/07 18:28
phil 
Re: FROZEN SHOULDER

Just an update on my treatment for frozen shoulder.On my last visit,my osteopaph assessed the shoulder to
be 95%+ recovered.I no longer experience pain or restriction of movement.So here`s a therapy that has got a result in quiuck time 5 treatments and limited expense-The Niel-Asher Therapy.Shame it`s not the same for dups.On that score, I return to Essen for an assessment on my treated left hand this Dec.Also,I will have my feet and untreated right hand examined to see whether or not treatment is now necessary.In the meantime,I am taking NAC twice a day and maintaining a dairy and meat free diet with only limited consumption of Alchohol(red wine).I check this forum most days and find it a valuable source of information.I look forward to the results of the Auxilium trials being made available.In the meantime we do have Radiotherapy and NA-
things could be alot worse!!!

11/01/08 19:06
jim 
11/01/08 19:06
jim 
Re: FROZEN SHOULDER

Phil,

I too suffered from frozen shoulder. I tried the traditional treatments including getting strapped into a device that can only be compared to "the rack". I found Neil-Asher site on the web and since I traveled to London on business I gave it a go. I was treated by the man himself in his Highgate clinic. I only had one treatment and can attest that it's painful, just as you described. I bought his book and showed it to my physical therapist in California. The one treatment was all I needed to get me over the hump. I regained full range of motion and am pain free. What struck me as odd is I also have Dupuytren's on both hands. I never knew there was an association. Wow.

I am suffering "tennis elbow" in might right arm even though I don't play tennis. I have golfed for over 50 years so I am not sure if that would suddenly give rise to tennis elbow. I believe that progression of dupuytren's in my right hand (ring finger particularly) has put pressue on the tendons / ligaments that attache to the elbow and have led to the imflamation in my elbow. I wonder if anyone else has experience with this?

Jim

11/03/08 20:03
dave_h 
11/03/08 20:03
dave_h 
Re: FROZEN SHOULDER

Jim,

I've have tennis elbow in both arms and also am an avid golfer. Don't know if the Dups has any correlation to it or not. But golfing certainly aggravates it. Had a cortizone shot in my left arm and it helped immensely. Didn't bother with the right because it was preety mild. Has gotten a lot worse as of late so my next trip to the MD I'll have one there as well.

11/03/08 23:28
jimh 
11/03/08 23:28
jimh 
Re: FROZEN SHOULDER

I have Dupuytren's (both hands) and had a frozen shoulder (once, a couple of years ago) . About 20 years ago, I had tennis elbow; it cleared up and never returned. That was long before my Dupuytren's symptoms appeared. I don't think there's a connection.

11/12/08 22:29
phil 
11/12/08 22:29
phil 
Re: FROZEN SHOULDER

Hi Jim-
Glad to see you like me have found the Niel Asher Technique to be so effective for treating frozen shoulder.After my treatments-I have been clear of the problem for over a year.And no drugs or surgical interventions-an alternative therapy that really does work!!Sorry for delay in posting a reply -just back in the UK from Essen-saw Prof Seegenschmiedt for a follow up-yearly-and fortunately no treatment necessary this time!!

11/26/08 20:10
ckeyworth 
11/26/08 20:10
ckeyworth 
Re: FROZEN SHOULDER

hi in the last six to eight months i to have had problems with my right arm and i am in for surgery to untrap a nerve in january aswell as sort my contracture out in my little finger, there must be a connection.
regards
chris

12/19/10 15:32
pauljackson 
12/19/10 15:32
pauljackson 

You sometimes have this problem it hurts a lot so i met with a Chiropractor and it helped so i would suggest the same consult an expert quickly.

03/06/12 07:09
AnitaGullett 
03/06/12 07:09
AnitaGullett 
Re: FROZEN SHOULDER

Exercise is the best medicine for the frozen shoulder and basic exercise given below.

The basic aim of frozen shoulder exercises are:

To reduce pain.
To increase extensibility of the thickened and contracted capsule of the joint at the anteroinferior border and at the attachment of the capsule to the anatomical neck of humerus.
To improve mobility of the shoulder.
To improve strength of the muscle. However it may be remembered that strengthening of muscle is secondary to mobilization.

10/16/12 18:33
CurtisStJohn 
10/16/12 18:33
CurtisStJohn 
Re: FROZEN SHOULDER

A year ago this past August I had surgery in my right index finger for a lump that turned out to be Dupuytren’s. when I first noticed the lump on my left index finger the doctor said it was nothing. A year later it was bigger and I couldn’t straighten the finger. He insisted there was nothing there but did another MRI with contrast, saw the lump, and said he could remove it.

After surgery in recovery, he told me he knew what it was when he saw it and that if he knew before he wouldn’t have opened me up. Well I’m glad he did and that finger is in perfect shape.

The lump on the knuckle of my right index finger was written off as overuse of the computer mouse but I believed him even though I was skeptical. Yesterday after finding this site I learned it was Garrod’s pad.

When the lumps showed up on my arches I thought it had to be related but at first I couldn’t find anything mentioning Dupuytren’s. finally I found a site talking about plantar Fibromatosis and went to the foot doctor who confirmed my findings. He gave me a killer shot in the bottom of my foot and that worked out very well.

Now the shoulders.

The shoulders started to hurt so gradually that I didn’t notice. One started to get better and one got to the point where I couldn’t sleep. After the MRI came back negative for rotator cuff tears that pain was labeled as bursitis so I was sent off to physical therapy after a cortisone shot. The PT noticed that the symptoms were presenting to her more like a frozen shoulder however. Just like the Garrod’s pads, I found out yesterday that frozen shoulders can be related to Dupuytren’s though my orthopedist dismissed my findings.

Again, I’m glad I found this thread because my concern was that if a frozen shoulder was Dupuytren’s related that it might not resolve itself like a normal frozen shoulder. I’m going to check out the Asher therapy.

Thank you all so much!!!

10/19/12 08:09
Seph 
10/19/12 08:09
Seph 

Re: FROZEN SHOULDER

CurtisStJohn; I have just seen you thread on Frozen shoulder. I have DD both hands and Ledderhose both feet. 4-5 year back I got frozen shoulder in both shoulders at the same time. Makes movement very difficult.

One specialist that I saw said that the only thing I was missing was diabetes. Apparently they go together but no theories yet as to why.

To answer your question the frozen shoulder will resolve itself normally. That is it will go away over time but that might be 1-2 years. To speed things up there are options but none of them are fun.

In my case I am right handed and I found that I was able to get a relatively quick resolution by taking pain killers and continuing to play tennis. An overhead smash with a frozen shoulder is a pain you remember a long time. Fortunately the intense pain goes quickly and then you are ready to do it again.

My left shoulder was a bit more problematic and I ended up trying Hydrodilatation. The injection was not fun either but once the doctor stopped injecting the fluid I was fine and I seemed to have a little more movement.

Good luck

Seph

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