Sports and ROM

About 3 months in.

 

In five days I will have my  MRI. I am too curious what the radiologist will see on it. Overall, I read frozen shoulder is a diagnosis of exclusions. The symptoms could mean many things and once everything is checked off the list, like fractures, tears, shoulder impingement, arthritis etc., well – there it is. Sometimes it can be seen on MRI  but not always. We’ll see. (Literally.)

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I also have have another appointment with my OS coming up, few days afterwards, to go over the diagnosis and to make a battle plan.

For the moment I was told to not lift my arm above shoulder height. My pleasure. Anything above won’t be pretty.

I will post some pictures of my  ROM  soon but at the moment this here is pretty accurate.

 

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I still try to do as much with my shoulder as I can and as it allows me. The absolutely worst I can do is rest it and skip movement. This would increase stiffness and build up of adhesions (my special friends… see hip surgery recovery 1, 2 or 3 – take your pick!) even more.

It’s a vicious cycle. You have pain, so you think naturally, you have to rest. With this wicked disorder you can not rest, it would not work in your favour.

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Certain exercises I simply can not do at the moment, so I stick to the ones I still can do. It’s a big learning curve.

The other day I tried the “butterfly” in the gym…..

 

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…..NOT  knowing I have movement restriction going that far back. Woah! I learnt that quickly and paid for it the entire night with a super aching shoulder and radiating pain down my arm.

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Ideal range of motion would look like this:

 

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Or another good diagram.

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Hm. Looking at those pictures… wishful thinking. At the moment I can barely open my bra. It’s becoming more and more difficult. I guess it’s time to look for bras that open in the front.

 

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