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Re: [IP] Manipulation?

Hi Lauren

When my shoulder was frozen I  received  steroid shots.  (Just like eating
bags of candy but not as much fun!)

I was then shipped off the physical therapy where I was instructed how to do
exercises with various size balls, pushing them up a wall and so forth.  I
also received passive range of motion.  The therapist stretched out my
shoulder till there were tears in my eyes!  I once told her I would give her
all the money I had on me if she would stop.  She told me she knew I would
be saying that before she started!

It took me a month before I and everyone else was happy with the results.
This is unlike Gail who climbs through the Grand Canyon for her walks, does
century bike rides and plays competitive tennis and managed to be healed in

Would I do it again? I suppose so.  Having the use of both arms is really
kind of neat!

Good luck!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lauren Selikoff" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 9:36 AM
Subject: [IP] Manipulation?

> Lots of IP'ers have given me helpful advice on dealing
> with my frozen shoulder (thanks, all!), but after
> almost 4 months of physical therapy, I'm not much
> better, can't afford it any more, and as a result, I'm
> ready to have it manipulated. I'd love advice from
> anyone who has actually had this done. I'm prepared
> for it being massively painful (frankly, it is
> anyway), but:
> 1) Do I still need physical therapy after? If so, for
> how long?
> 2) How long does the pain last after the manipulation?
> 3) Do you see immediate improvement?
> 4) Would you do it again, or is it better to just
> "play through the pain" for a year or two?
> I'd also welcome recommendations on Drs in
> NYC/Northern NJ area who I could see about this - my
> orthopedist doesn't have any experience with frozen
> shoulder and won't do a manipulation.
> Thanks all - I really appreciate your help.
> Lauren
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