"My husband has a frozen shoulder"
Posted by Lachina (as ),
My husand has a frozen shoulder for the second time. This time it is his left side.
In March he attended a surgery appt and was given Ibuprofen and told that an appt would be made with Physio. This appt arrived for early May - is this the usual time scale for such an appt?
At the end of March I attended the surgery and asked that he be referred to a specialist due to the increase in pain in his shoulder. We finally received an appt for this for the the end of May. - is this the usual time scale for such appt?
With the increase of pain, he no longer sleeps a full night. I again contacted the surgery to ask for a stronger painkillers and he was given Dihydrocdeine, Diazepam & Paracetamol after seeing the Doctor the next day.
On that day he also had his Physio appt and was then given an appt for the on the day he also sees the specialist? - Should he not have been given weekly appt to help regulate the pain?
We contacted the surgery again to explain that the tablets given are no longer giving him pain relief and could they increase the mg. He received a phone call that afternoon from the surgery to go in the following day at 11. 10 and they would give him a cortisone injection, as this doctor was able to do this but on his arrival at the appt was told that he would not be given the injection...... and sent him away with more medication.
We are at the stage that neither of us are getting a full night sleep due to the pain being suffered by my husband. Could you please explain how much pain a person has to be in before they are treated correctly?