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I had written previously, so this is an update.

I received the flu shot on Aug. 30, 2010. I developed the shoulder pain & inability to sleep on that side; it progressed to the point that I had finally went to the Dr. He assessed that I had "shoulder impingement syndrome" (aka. frozen shoulder) & offered a cortisone shot & recommended physical therapy. The cortisone shot did NOT work for my problem, but I've been in PT for the past 6 weeks.

I am finally getting range of motion back as well as a decrease in pain to the point that I can sleep through the night again! I did not require a MRI (only an Xray to rule out calcification/arthritis). My Physical Therapist said I had a pretty bad shoulder impingement (I could not raise my arm behind my back at all -- now I can hook my bra again!) when I arrived.

Physical Therapy was definitely the answer for me. (I had some massage work done previous to all this -- and that made my arm WORSE ... so, go with the professionals who really understand body dynamics & mechanics.)

He also said that he only met 1 other person who developed this problem via the flu shot. It's a very real condition. I hope you all find healing.

May 20, 2011 - 1:04pm


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