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Wellness Wednesday: Frozen Shoulder

A frozen shoulder is a chronic inflammatory condition, which may occur in diabetics due to high blood sugar levels. About 10 to 20 percent of people with diabetes develop frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is most commonly found in women between the ages of 40 and 60. When a person has frozen shoulder, they have limited mobility when moving their arm on their own (active) and when their doctor manipulates the shoulder (passive). When you are in the freezing stage, you may have difficulty using your arm, and experiencing pain may be reduced.

Frozen shoulder treatment focuses on reducing pain and restoring mobility. The most common treatments are physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and steroid injections. People may elect to receive cortisone injections directly into the shoulder joint. Arthroscopy is also a technique designed to reduce adhesions by removing the thickened portion of the joint capsule.

For many people, frozen shoulder resolves completely and without surgery. However, it is possible for it to recur in the same arm or in the opposite arm, which means recovery must be ongoing for several years.

Source: T2D- Type 2 Diabetes

❓Are you currently experiencing frozen shoulder? If so, what treatments currently work for you?

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #prediabetes #DiabetesInsipidus #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #FrozenShoulder #Health #HealthCare #Lifestyle #Support #MightyTogether


Answers and upcoming surgery

Had an appointment with a new orthopedic doc last week. He said based on my symptoms and imaging, he believes my tingling and numbness in my hand is caused by #cubitaltunnelsyndrome . I asked him “well what about my shoulder pain and stiffness?” And he said he believes it’s #FrozenShoulder . I’m a little confused by the frozen shoulder dx, as it’s not always frozen. It comes and goes. It’s every day, but not constant.

Anyway, I’m having ulnar nerve decompression surgery on Tuesday and I’m nervous. My #Gastroparesis is causing me severe pain and nausea because of my anxiety over this surgery. My parents, who I live with, are going out of state the morning of my surgery. This trip has been planned for months. I can’t have one or both delay their trip. It’s not fair on them. They need the vacation. But I’m very nervous about being by myself for five days post-op. Sure I’ve got my best friend who is taking me to the hospital, and I’ve got great neighbors who will be checking in on me, but it’s still causing me massive amounts of anxiety...

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My Twisted Way Of Venting

Can't sleep... went to physio earlier today and they said I was on my way to getting frozen shoulder (I didn't do my exercises.) Yippee! And now I'm getting restless legs to boot! So, I wrote a little song about it ;) might sound familiar to some...

Wah wah wah wah wah wah
Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

Crazy, but that's how it goes
Body is hurting, from my head to my toes
Maybe it's not too late
That I might get better, and I'll feel great.
Rotator cuff not healing
But I'm the the one to blame
I'm going off the rails from this crazy pain
I'm going off the rails from this crazy pain

I've listened to doctors, I've listened to fools
I went on Google and made my own rules
Many prescriptions for pain control
Not able to sleep well. I toss and I roll.
Restless legs and cramping
Driving me insane
I'm going off the rails from this crazy pain
I'm going off the rails from this crazy pain

I know there's always something wrong with me
You gotta listen to me yell

From fit to bedridden, that's what I've become.
Cursed with this fibro, has made my brain dumb.
Crazy... I just cannot bear,
I'm living with something that just isn't fair
My body has stopped healing.
Who and what's to blame?
I'm going off the rails from this crazy pain
I'm going off the rails from this crazy pain

#Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #Fibromyalgia #Pain #Injury #RLS #FrozenShoulder


Comfy shoes that won't make me weep at the end of a shift? 😅

I'm feeling a smidge overwhelmed over which shoes to buy for work. I'm on my feet a lot and often our lift is on the fritz (🙄) so I have to (slowly) climb the stairs to help customers or use the loo.

I'd like to buy a pair of comfortable trainers (sneakers). So if anyone knows from experience which brands or specific shoes are known for their comfort please let me know 🙇🏿‍♀️

Thank you!
#Fibromyalgia #IBS #BackPain #hippain #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #FrozenShoulder


How many of you have suffered from #FrozenShoulder before? How long did it last? Doctor today said 3 stages (I’m stage 1), & can last up to 18 months!



Frustrated with Pain Meds; I’m suffering! #Fibromyalgia #Osteoarthritis #DegenerativeDiscDisease #ChronicIllness #Bursitis #FrozenShoulder #Migraine #ChronicPain #CervicalRadiculopathy #sciatica

I’ve been on narcotics, anti seizure meds, and other meds for 10 years after letting them know that’s no longer working and I finally move to pain management, been there almost 4 months they replaced my gabapentin, removed my 4 times daily Narcotic equaling 40mg to a supposedly stronger narcotic 15mg 1/2 tab 3 times daily, and its doing nothing and I’m in pain, have no energy, and can’t do hardly anything...I think they made a mistake on script...Any suggestions? Signed Totally in Extreme Pain & Frustrated

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Fibromyalgia pain

Hanging out with my pup Koko. It’s storming here with thunder and lightening. She helps me cope with my pain #Fibromyalgia #FrozenShoulder #HiatalHerniaRepair #Depression


Getting ready for #School with #FrozenShoulder or #adhesivecapulitis & #ChronicPain

Always painful trying to shower & get dressed when I can’t reach behind my back. Frozen shoulder doesn’t seem to be a condition people know much about, so I’ll share later!

It’s also #finalsweek for one course and my #Anxiety is kicking. Family visiting, my brain is spinning and the pain makes me want to sleep.... ignoring the well-meaning #Advice about fixing my shoulder, with 2 papers to write ASAP. Just keep moving! Good luck to all in #IllnessAndCollege!