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I've posted a few times before regarding the Frozen shoulder procedures I needed. My right was done a couple years ago and my left was released in late August. My left shoulder not only hurt like crazy but was messy with the Ulnar nerve creating all sorts of finger coordination issues. Very frustrating - like playing with flippers. So during my recovery, I've been doing some simply shoulder rotation moves and stretches. I have notice considerable improvement in my hand response. It's hard to explain - moves that were once easy became difficult.

This morning I was dealing with a few technical things that weren't clean. I took a moment to do some shoulder stretches and the issue cleared up nicely. Something to think about if you heading into the over 50 age and the ole' hands have stopped listening.
 

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what do you mean by "done a couple years ago and my left was released " some kind of treatment? procedure? My left hand is acting up. 67 years.
 

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what do you mean by "done a couple years ago and my left was released " some kind of treatment? procedure? My left hand is acting up. 67 years.

Frozen Shoulder is a funny condition where the joint starts to develop scar tissue. It begins insanely painful and settle into a the lose of about 60% motion - sometimes more. A surgeon has to physically break the scar tissue by forcing the arm free. Then it takes another 2 -3 months of Physical Therapy to restretch the muscles to their normal length.

In my case, not only was the joint frozen but the nerves were also become tied up in the scar areas. I was getting tingling and numbness in just the Ringer and Pinky of my left hand.
 

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My wife had that and it went on for months with a lot of pain and very limited movement. She was fortunate. She finally went to a doctor and then another specialist and was given a couple of cortisone injections. After a few weeks she started getting better.
 
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