Vanessa has restricted shoulder movement

January 26, 2017

Good afternoon,

Can you help please. Nearly two weeks ago now I started to get a dull painful ache in my left shoulder, neck and upper arm. It is still painful and the movement is my shoulder is severely restricted, From standing I am only able to raise an outstretch arm approx 30% of my full range if 100% is above my head.

I am taking Nurofen to reduce the pain and to help me sleep as no position is comfortable .

I don’t actually recall “doing anything” to bring this on. It is my non dominate arm. I do a reasonable amount of exercise  including squash. I work in an office so am on a computer the majority of the day.

Can you advise what I ought to do in order to regain full movement and for the pain to go away.

Thank you


January 26, 2017

Hi Vanessa

You’ve either got one of these or one of those….

Here are a few rules of the game.

If it’s your non dominant arm and you’re female and you’re about 50 then this might be the start of a frozen shoulder – but I’ll admit that this is a big call without having a peep of your arm, but your description has some similarities.

If it’s not that then you may have an impingement with your shoulder, which may be related to your neck – and this is pretty simple to deal with.

So I think you need to get in front of someone who can help give you a diagnosis, and then work out what you need to do.

Good luck

The Guru

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