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A 50-year-old female asked:

I have been diagnosed with frozen shoulder and am having physio therapy. today after therapy i began having throbbing pain in armpit. is it related , i have extreme health anxiety and am terrified ?

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Dr. John Shim
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Likely.: A frozen shoulder is caused by collapse of the shoulder joint capsule, and adhesion of the capsule onto itself. During pt, sometimes the capsule is stretched and the adhesion may come apart. It can be very painful. It should resolve with time, but if you are concerned, notify your physician.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: It is likely related to the physical therapy stretching the joint capsule. Apply ice and discuss the issue with your physical therapist. What did the MRI of your shoulder reveal? A true frozen shoulder may not respond to pt.

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