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CAPSULITIS (Frozen Shoulder) Advice please?

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My doctor has told me I have this. She just told me why I have the pain in my shoulder/arm and gave me some Diclofenac but that was it. She said to stop taking the tablets when it stops hurting. I cam… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
My doctor has told me I have this. She just told me why I have the pain in my shoulder/arm and gave me some Diclofenac but that was it. She said to stop taking the tablets when it stops hurting. I came home and looked up Capsulitis on t'inernet (as you do!) and...YIKES...seems I could lose motion in my shoulder. Will this definately happen? The Diclofenac don't seem to be doing too much so can I take pain relief aswell? What else can I do to help with the pain? Any advice appreciated please.
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
I've taken that for back problems and found it really helped
#2
it doeent kick in for a few days
1 Like #3
diclofenac is a pain killer and antiinflammatory. It will take a day or so to build up in your system to have full effect, you should take it constantly as prescribed until it stops hurting. You can take paracetamol with it if needs be, but dont take ibuprofen with it. You shoulder probably wont freeze up if you follow your doctors advice.
#4
what stage are you in at mo? did the doc explain wahts going to happen?
it sounds scary but having had it not as bad as you imagine, more annoying.
1 Like #5
Dont look at anything on the internet to do with your meds etc, worse thing you can do, nearly every drug can cause side effects, but they have to list what they could be, but they are very rare, if you look at the side effect of Paracetemol it says "may cause headaches":roll:

Stick to them and you will start to feel the benefits soon:thumbsup: good luck:)
#6
clondikemike;6145797
Dont look at anything on the internet to do with your meds etc, worse thing you can do, nearly every drug can cause side effects, but they have to list what they could be, but they are very rare, if you look at the side effect of Paracetemol it says "may cause headaches":roll:

Stick to them and you will start to feel the benefits soon:thumbsup: good luck:)

:giggle:
#7
My mother has a Trapped nerve in her shoulder that gives her constant discomfort, not sure what she takes or if your symptoms are similar to hers but she gets Physio and acupunctre and these help her alot but are temporary fixes until her next visit.
1 Like #8
you can also do a little physio by squeezing a sponge and walking your fingers up a slight incline this will keep motion going.If its too painful try a little at a time and if you find not getting better you can go back to gp there is an injection they can give you that worked foe me but then i waited a long time before seeing the gp regards
#9
You are on the downhill slope. :p Age is catching up with you. I hope you got in some fast living before this started. :p All pills and potions from this point on....

Its not that bad. Take the diclofenac and hopefully you will get quick relief. May need to turn up the central heating a notch this winter if it becomes a regular thing.
#10
Marina
:giggle:


I know, its ridiculous:roll:

My sister looks on the internet with any pain she gets, over the past year she has thought she has had Lung cancer, stomach cancer, a brain tumour, swine flu, avian flu and about 25 heart attacks (and im not joking:roll:
#11
i find the internet is sometimes useful for gaining further info following a diagnosis. There are lots of useful sites but also many that you should not really place trust in
#12
maddogb
what stage are you in at mo? did the doc explain wahts going to happen?
it sounds scary but having had it not as bad as you imagine, more annoying.


I didn't know there were stages till I looked it up! I have had shoulder/ arm ache for the last 3 weeks or so. Not keeping me awake at night but pain is getting me down especially in the evening or when I'm not doing a great deal. The doctor just told me what was happening right now and gave me the Diclofenac. I've got to have Physio for my lower back pain and she told me to tell them about my shoulder too.
#13
Sheep87
diclofenac is a pain killer and antiinflammatory. It will take a day or so to build up in your system to have full effect, you should take it constantly as prescribed until it stops hurting. You can take paracetamol with it if needs be, but dont take ibuprofen with it. You shoulder probably wont freeze up if you follow your doctors advice.


Thanks for that info :thumbsup:
#14
frozen shoulder.....i hear theres a sale on blow torches down at B an Q..... na seriously visit your GP
#15
scabbers
I didn't know there were stages till I looked it up! I have had shoulder/ arm ache for the last 3 weeks or so. Not keeping me awake at night but pain is getting me down especially in the evening or when I'm not doing a great deal. The doctor just told me what was happening right now and gave me the Diclofenac. I've got to have Physio for my lower back pain and she told me to tell them about my shoulder too.


s'funny my doc said there were 3 stages,
1. On set- sporadic pain from injury usually very intense just before move 2 second stage (up to 1 yr)
2. involuntary freezing of shoulder muscles, up to 6 months
3. "gradual thawing", the muscles start to unlock (up to 2 yrs)

They offered me physio but by the time appoinment came thru i was mostly recovered
1 Like #16
I did have a frozen shoulder for two years, then it went. Doing the wall exercise of creeping up a bit at a time does help. They do not know why it comes or goes. It will go away though. I hope it is not too long for you.
#17
Tobes19
frozen shoulder.....i hear theres a sale on blow torches down at B an Q..... na seriously visit your GP


Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn:roll:
#18
I had frozen shoulders for about 3 years, took physiotherapy that helped a bit. Other than that just pain killers when I really needed. I was kinda living with the pain and as someone has said above, mine has disappeared now. Nowadays I get it only if I did strenous work (which is not often :p)
#19
It's getting to me a bit now and it's only been about 3 weeks but it's constant when I'm awake. Hopefully the pills will kick in soon! I am using my arm though.
1 Like #20
scabbers
It's getting to me a bit now and it's only been about 3 weeks but it's constant when I'm awake. Hopefully the pills will kick in soon! I am using my arm though.


I didnt mean to sound uncaring earlier. But these things often come in spurts. You may get an attack and then it will fade or disapear. It really is not worth worrying what may be. If it occurs regularly you will develop coping strategies and if you are lucky you may not need to. The weather does make a difference and making sure you have a warm house will be useful for you. I know its not winter yet but an electric blanket can be useful as well providing warming at night if required.

Try not to get too stressed about it.
#21
WoolyM
I didnt mean to sound uncaring earlier. But these things often come in spurts. You may get an attack and then it will fade or disapear. It really is not worth worrying what may be. If it occurs regularly you will develop coping strategies and if you are lucky you may not need to. The weather does make a difference and making sure you have a warm house will be useful for you. I know its not winter yet but an electric blanket can be useful as well providing warming at night if required.

Try not to get too stressed about it.


Thanks :thumbsup:

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