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From Rhode Island, USA:

I've had a frozen shoulder for about a year. I've had type 1 diabetes for 25 years. My doctor wants to send me for physical therapy for the frozen shoulder. Does therapy always work? Or, is it a waste of time? Will it get better on it's own?


Physical therapy will work to relieve the pain and decreased range of motion in a frozen shoulder. If there is an associated tear, obviously it will not help for that. The repeated movements help to break the many small adhesions that prevent pain-free movement.


Original posting 12 Jan 2005
Posted to Aches and Pains


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