Just a quick post to let you know what's going on here. The main thing I have happening is physical therapy for tendinitis/frozen shoulder. I've had pain in my shoulder and upper arm for about 5 months. I kept thinking it would get better with time, but it only got worse. I did some research and was pretty sure, by the time I finally went to the doctor, that I had tendinitis. I went on Monday. He prescribed an anti-inflammatory (Naproxen) and referred me to a physiotherapist, whom I saw today. He gave me a list of exercises that will increase my range of motion, and I go back Monday to see him again.
Physical therapy was quite an experience! Of course, he did the expected things like moving my shoulder around to see where it hurt and where it wouldn't go (it won't go far!). He also manipulated the actual shoulder socket, and one time surprised me with a twist that brought on quite a bit of pain. After that, I wasn't as relaxed anymore, so the second twist hurt more than the first one, and I noticed my legs were drenched in sweat. After all the stretching, poking, and manipulating, he hooked me up to a machine that delivers electrical impulses to the area to increase circulation. That felt pretty good. Then a lady brought a heat pack for my shoulder and let me relax for 15 minutes - pure heaven!
It's up to me now to do those range-of-motion exercises. They do hurt, but hopefully by Monday there will be some improvement. I won't be able to make many visits to the therapist; PT is not covered by our provincial medical insurance. So I need to improve quickly to take full advantage of the few visits we can afford!
I'd appreciate your prayers for a quick recovery. It's not serious, but it's inconvenient not to be able to go about my daily activities without pain. I'll be back soon!