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Frozen Shoulder Swimming
Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more
Shoulder capsule: In frozen shoulder (or adhesive capsulitis), the actual shoulder joint is tight. Since we do not know the actual causes or adhesive capsulitis, we have difficulty studying it. We do see a period of inflammation that causes thickening of the shoulder lining (capsule). There can also be adhesions that stick from the capsule to the surrounding shoulder. This all loosens and thins over 8-16 months. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: A frozen shoulder can occur after any surgery to the shoulder including a total shoulder. It is important that range of motion is initiated as soon after the surgery as possible to maintain the post-op rom. If the limitations of motion persist a full evaluation of the prosthesis (size, position, possibility of infection) should be performed. ...Read more
Left Shoulder, elbow, wrist pain/discomfort after carrying heavy bags or walking dog ?
Hurts starting in shoulder blade. Uncomfortable.
Myofascial : This sounds like you may be experiencing a myofascial trigger point; this irritation of muscle groups can even mimic nerve root type pain. The shoulder girdle area is a common site for these types of regional muscle fiber strains. If your dog takes you for the walk (with lots of tugging) then a few trips to dog training school may help to change unruly tugging. A lighter, fashionista bag ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??
Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more
Sure: I would have them focus on gentle passive stretching. Other modalities like ultrasound, tens, etc can help but have limited efficacy in terms of documented clincical outcomes. As long as your chiropracter knows his or her limitations and when to refer i think they are perfectly capable of helping in this regard. Nothing forceful! ...Read more
See answer: Treatment for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) varies depending on stage of the condition and severity of one's pain and stiffness. A variety of treatment options are available ranging from self-help measures to physiotherapy to anti-inflammatory medications to steroid injections to surgical procedures. Though supporting research is lacking, a number of people have found acupuncture helpful. ...Read more
Not so bad: Manipulation under anesthesia is performed for a frozen shoulder that has failed to improve after many months. Manipulation is designed to break up the scar tissue, and restore range of motion. Most times, shoulder arthroscopy is performed as well to perform additional capsular releases and improve outcomes. Pain is managed with narcotic pain meds, and most surgeons will recommend an interscalene block to further reduce post op pain. ...Read more
Varies: The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and restore function. This can be accomplished by oral non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents and physical therapy to mobilize the shoulder. The next step is a steroid injection into the joint space. Last resort is manipulation under anesthesia. Depending on your age, pain and need for mobility with end stage arthritis, a joint replacement may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Swimmer's shoulder encompasses a large variety of shoulder problems including labral tears, shoulder laxity (looseness), and partial rotator cuff tears. Depending on your competitive level and the stroke you are doing, your ability to swim may be greatly impaired or minimally impaired. The answer is highly variable and depends on your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby
Limit activities: Without knowing what your shoulder injury is, it is probably safe to say of all activities listed aerobic walking should be fine until diagnosis is made. Roller derby is an intense contact sport and could definitely aggravate your shoulder if it is injured. See your doctor if you have shoulder pain, difficulty with range of motion for further work up, possible xray for a clearer diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buoyancy of water: Will help to make exercise easier by lessening the stress on the joints and soft tissues. Just like an injured runner may simulate running in the swimming pool until he recovers. Just be easy with your swim strokes and don't over do it so that you don't reinjure or worsen your shoulder. ...Read more
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