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Just wondering what we can do... She has limited lung capacity due to an illness, shes in her early 60s, and well... is in a lot of pain.
 

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Just wondering what we can do... She has limited lung capacity due to an illness, shes in her early 60s, and well... is in a lot of pain.
Really the only fix is physical therapy. Many times with severe frozen shoulders, they will put the patient under and basically break the capsule and rotate the shoulder under anesthesia. Either way she needs to see an orthopedic doc particularly with shoulder specialty.
 

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Thanks pal, I suggested to her physical therapy, as did her doctor. Quite honestly she is specialist care'ed out.

If she wants use of it though...
 

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why is it frozen? It's a waste of time to free it up if the cause of the decreased motion is still there. otherwise i'd say 30 seconds of general anesthesia would fix her right up, along with PT.
 

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Not trying to be a dick, but trying to "help her" yourself is retarded. The worst thing you can do is try to help her, there are professionals (physical therapists) that specialize in this, which is where you should have gone in the first place, not a car forum.

I had a friend who hurt his shoulder and got recommended by his friend to his girlfriend who was "massage therapist" :lol: And fucked his shoulders up even more all because the cheap bastard wanted to take care of it at home.

Leave it to the pros.
 

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My mom had a very frozen shoulder....she did physio multiple times per week and it took over a year to get anywhere near normal. Lots of it could be done at home daily, and then quick visits to the physio clinic a few times weekly. They offered the surgery method, but she decided against that. It was a long, slow process but she got back to 100% and that was many years ago now. She was about 48 at the time. Afterwards, she is much more consious of posture at her computer, sleeping position, and staying more fit.....not to any rediculous extent, just better. She was feeling pretty down with the decreased mobility, something she's definetly not used to, but life carried on and she got through it no prob!
 

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i had a frozen knee and ankle from a multi-fracture tib/fib injury. Saman is spot on with putting her under, i WISH they did that for me. I was in so much pain i was sweating like a pig. I never cried out but i sweat like a pig.

I found sooo much comfort with electrical stim, so if your mom cannot go under, i would look into that.

Hopefully someone with medical knowledge can confirm or deny what i said, considering i can only draw on life experience.


Is the shoulder too complex for electric stim to be efficient??? i wonder.....
 
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