No more clicking or range of motion issues in my left shoulder. I aggressively treated this last year. Now I just need to get this left shoulder and upper arm as strong as my right one, this could take quite a while as well.
I developed frozen shoulder in the early 90's, with lyme.
Actually in both shoulders with a very tight neck, along with other lyme symptoms all at once. Both got usable and better but never fully healed correctly. Multiple sports impacts had something to do with this too- but alone, that should have healed, and Drs were unable to figure this out. So I learned to live with limited range of motion for a couple decades.
What I learned: You cannot fully strengthen muscles that are tight and/or have scar tissue in them. A continuing infection certainly wont help healing either and can be a partial cause.
Past efforts to fix this:
-PT didnt work
-chiros electrical "gimmics" did not do much
-Cortisone shots made it worse (25 years ago)
-ABX lyme treatment stopped it from spreading not long ago
-Active release helped point out which tendons /muscles were the issue
-Aggressive trigger point also helped
-"Grastonn Technique" from chiro kind of helped , but was costly and not aggressive enough (its a patented rip-off of ancient chinese "Gau-Sha")
Icing on the cake:
-Very aggressive self Gau-Sha for two months breaking up the hard tissues. Multiple tools and counter top curved edge used.
-Applied DMSO/Arnica Montana gel after Gau-Sha, and worked out the next day- all last month
I do this to my right shoulder also. Same story with that one, but a few diff tendons/muscles. Hopefully same results follow.
Post Edited (astroman) : 2/25/2018 1:07:02 PM (GMT-7)