I too had a frozen shoulder in my fifties, although it wasn’t my dominant side. I had a terribly painful cortisone injection directly into the shoulder joint, and this combined with daily shoulder exercises has kept the pain at bay. I can now hold both hands high above my head, but before the injection I could only raise my left arm halfway. Thanks Sally for this useful info, but I would definitely go to great lengths to avoid having that injection again!
One of the common health complaints that would be noted on the questionnaire that I asked clients to complete when they came to see me, was chronic shoulder pain. Then when I was 52 years old I developed the same problem in my right shoulder that lasted 18 months and was very difficult to manage. I did go to the doctor who told me that I had obviously strained a muscle and to rest it and take painkillers. Not something I was keen on. So I decided to find out other treatments. I discovered that both man and women were suffering the same pain around the same age. It could not be a coincidence.
Why do so many people in their 50s suffer from a frozen shoulder?
A frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) can occur in adulthood and the simplest explanation is that it is the result of wear and…
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