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Frozen shoulder

Postby jcmommie on March 9th, 2015, 3:26 pm

Anyone had this? For a long time (many years in fact) I have been complaining about my left hand being weaker. I am right-handed, so I had to take that into account. I had a clean emg on my LUE this past summer. My neuro was doing my lower extremities & I asked him to check my left arm because it continued to feel weird & fatigue so easily. Since then, I've noticed atropy in my forearm and hypothenar compared to my right arm/hand. And seemingly out of nowhere, I got a frozen left shoulder. I've been in PT for 3 months & it is loosening up, but my neuro wants to repeat an emg. His idea, not mine. Scheduled 2 wks from now and I'm scared again. It's like I'm battling some force that keeps challenging my mental health! Ugh!!!!
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Re: Frozen shoulder

Postby Bibi on March 9th, 2015, 4:06 pm

I have had frozen shoulder for 2 1/2 years . it started with pain in Right forarm and pain progressed in a 1/2 year indtil i saw my GP about this. At that time i could not raise my arm over my head and could not sleep in The Night . He diagnosed me with frozen shoulder. Last spring after 2 1/2 year my shoulder Was Much better but i had pain in my back and hip and Went to physiotherapist Who told me that The tonus in my legmuscles where decreased and afveg days later i discovered fascikulations in my foot . I Googled and panicked and The twitched spread to my body and face.after 5 month i had a clean EMG in left leg and arm . In feb 2015 i saw a *** specialist and showed him a video of my left foot that twitchesc24/7 and he told me that i had to wait and se if i Got other symptomes , not reasuring at All !!
How old are You ? I Was told that frozen shoulder is often seen in woman in 50 +
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Re: Frozen shoulder

Postby leaflea on March 9th, 2015, 4:24 pm

Did he say why to do another EMG? It may be for many other reasons. A neuro I just saw ordered one on the off chance I might have a peripheral neuropathy as the referral question, NOT mnd. My sister around 50 had frozen shoulder as did my neighbor as did my mother.
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Re: Frozen shoulder

Postby jcmommie on March 9th, 2015, 6:05 pm

I'm 46. My neuro is a man of few words. I appreciate that about him, because if he thought out loud I'm certain it would not be good for me! I know we are potentially looking for pinched nerves, ulnar neuropathy, etc. I have a diagnosis of idiopathic sensorimotor neuropathy, but it's not following a predictable pattern of progression. I also had some abnormalities in my L5-S1 spine that MAY have caused motor damage to my left lower leg, but there was no guaranteed consensus there.

I think the cause of my anxiety has to do with me not being confident about my diagnoses plus having scary symptoms. Starting 6 yrs back it was just a few random fasics and some sensory neuropathy in my feet, left greater than right. Now it's progressed to sensory/motor with no definitive identifying cause. If I had a cause, I may be okay. But throw all these things at someone with health anxiety, and well...you know.
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Re: Frozen shoulder

Postby Pascal35 on March 10th, 2015, 2:21 am

Hi,

I agree. Everything adds to our anxiety when we are not convinced about our strange symptoms.
Your left arm feels weaker which is normal for right handed people (i am into this cloud too so i am checking all friends and relatives)...
If i understander well you saw atrophy before the frozen shoulder which is already for 3 months, so i guess the atrophy was there only a few months after your summer EMG... this i guess should be a great reassurance for you.
Regarding your forearm and hypothenar. Did your neuro identify as well the atrophy?
When is your EMG scheduled for?
Also i checked your previous posts. How is your left leg feeling now?

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Re: Frozen shoulder

Postby jcmommie on March 10th, 2015, 6:45 pm

Hi Pascal,

Yes, I had identified areas of atrophy in my wrist already around the time I had the emg. It's obvious to me, as is being weaker on the left, but no impressive clinical weakness during the office exam, he commented my pinky was a little weaker than the right. I have slender wrists both sides, but it's obvious to me the change that's occured sometime in the last year by my left wrist.

My left leg is about the same post-surgery. I still have weakness in my last 2 toes and can't walk on my heel on that side. And crazy muscle twitching. No progression though, so yay! I knew going in that nerve damage may be permanent, or worse, not caused by spinal issues. Just hard to tease out what caused what. What the surgery did help was chronic back pain. Mostly gone! It did help some angry burning pain around my foot & replaced it with numbness.

My emg/ncs is in 2 wks. 2 very long weeks :)
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Re: Frozen shoulder

Postby Pascal35 on March 11th, 2015, 11:51 am

jcmommie wrote:Hi Pascal,

Yes, I had identified areas of atrophy in my wrist already around the time I had the emg. It's obvious to me, as is being weaker on the left, but no impressive clinical weakness during the office exam
My emg/ncs is in 2 wks. 2 very long weeks :)


Which is really good news because i'm sure the EMG would have showed if there was something wrong...
I know 2 weeks is crazy to wait and its the same for everyone - what you should do is relax, think positive because you are already cleared several times and please let us know the good news after your EMG
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Re: Frozen shoulder

Postby jcmommie on April 10th, 2015, 6:23 pm

My emg/ncs was normal. :-) Don't know what the heck is going on, but it's not from MND.
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