Painful Frozen Shoulder Generally Resolves, But Return To Mobility Takes Time

Painful Frozen Shoulder Generally Resolves, But Return To Mobility Takes Time
Nearly a decade has passed since Lynne Robson’s first encounter with frozen shoulder. But she remembers in exquisite detail the limitations it imposed and the pain it caused her. Pulling on a winter coat was excruciating. Robson could only wear clothing with front closures, because reaching behind her back to hook a bra, for instance, required a range of movement she no longer had. Blow-drying her hair — pretty much a requirement for a TV reporter, which Robson was at the time — was impossibility.

Nearly a decade has passed since Lynne Robson’s first encounter with frozen shoulder. But she remembers in exquisite detail the limitations it imposed and the pain it caused her.

Pulling on a winter coat was excruciating. Robson could only wear clothing with front closures, because reaching behind her back to hook a bra, for instance, required a range of movement she no longer had.

Blow-drying her hair — pretty much a requirement for a TV reporter, which Robson was at the time — was impossibility.

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