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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 08:56 AM
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OUCH! I can't raise my arm above, well, above boob-level.
Something's wrong with my shoulder.

:whine:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 08:59 AM
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1. :-(
:hug:

:*
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:09 AM
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2. Thank you.
That's what I was shamelessly going for.

:hug: :loveya:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:10 AM
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3. Awww...
:hug:

Could you have lain on it wrong? Pinched a nerve?

My aunt used to get "frozen shoulder" and would do exercises where she slowly walked her hand up a wall from arm's length away.

I hope it unkinks on you soon.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:14 AM
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4. I think I hurt it while stretching, but I don't know.
Thanks much, L. :hug:
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:37 AM
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7. ice it, take some ibuprofen.
just try to raise it a little higher each time you try to move it. Gently.
Frozen shoulder syndrome is a weird thing. I hope it gets better soon. That really is annoying.

Mine acts up if I lean too much on the arm rests of my computer chairs both at home and at work. I have the most problem raising it to the side, but not if I am pointing directly in front of me.


Interestingly, people often have a shoulder problem and a problem in the opposing hip. Mine is right hip, left shoulder. The hip was problematic first. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:42 AM
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9. arm/hip - that's weird
I never heard of frozen shoulder syndrome. The first I heard "frozen shoulder" is when Mrs. G. mentioned it above.

thank you :hug:
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:53 AM
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13. I have the same problem with my right shoulder
and I do the walking my arm up the wall too. I'm currently having muscle spasms in it, which is really annoying.

Hope it's better soon!
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:58 AM
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16. Oh, swell. Spasms on top of it?
Damn. :hug:

TY, Maine-ah
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:30 AM
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5. I hope the problem is very temporary.
:hug:

I can't raise my left arm because of something wrong with the rotator cuff, but with everything else going on that is so minor I haven't had the time or energy to deal with it.

Hopefully you DON'T have a join problem. I hope you just slept on it wrong and it's back to normal in a few hours. :)
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:43 AM
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10. Thanks, Thom
I wish I could make you all better. :hug:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:36 AM
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6. Ouch.
I'm probably going to be in the same boat in the next 24 hours or so as my meds kick in and make the lymph nodes in my arm pits so painful I can't lift my arm up either.. :hug:
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:44 AM
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11. OUCH
Dang... I'm so sorry. :hug:
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:38 AM
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8. Off to to the doctor, I hope
:pals: (note I picked an emoticon that shouldn't hurt your shoulder :P )
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:45 AM
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12. LOL emoticon
I'll go to the doctor if it doesn't resolve itself over the weekend. Hard to function with half an arm.

TY Mav. :pals: ;)
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:55 AM
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14. I hope it's not bursitis...
I hope it's not bursitis. I had a bout of it for the first time early last year and it was quite a pain in the... shoulder.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 09:57 AM
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15. I don't think it is . . .
. . . if I remember my anatomy correctly, the bursa is in a different place than where this pain is. :shrug:

TY, L.W. :)
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 10:05 AM
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17. If the pain was constant, I would suggest bursitis. If it's just when you try to raise your
arm, it could be rotator cuff tendonitis. If it was a rotator cuff tear, you probably wouldn't be able to raise your arm at all.

Have it looked at... :-)

And get better. B-)
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 10:09 AM
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18. bursitis, maybe?
I had it. It's not fun.

Of course, it may not be bursitis, so you should check w/ your doc.

When I had bursitis the doctor warned against keep the arm stationary. Apparently that can lead to frozen shoulder, which is a whole different ball of wax.

Again, you may not have bursitis... and I'm not a doctor.

Anyway, I hope you feel better.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 11:16 AM
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19. thanks for your advice
I'll wait to see if it gets better over the weekend before seeing the doc.

Thanks, MM :hug:
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 11:18 AM
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20. That is also what I thought of.
My mother had it and she would cry with the pain.
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