Happy New Year 2020
Let 2020 start strong ! well 2019 did not end well, I was diagnosed with a frozen shoulder* on christmas day, this is the least to say a VERY painful state !
I did not do anything special it came just like that all of a sudden.The pain started in the evening of christmas day and the next morning it was still there and it went from bad to worse during the day so at the end of it I could not move my arm anymore. I could not sit or stand or lay down, I could not sleep and I could not do anything with one arm as it is of course affecting my right arm. The emergency doctor told me the shoulder was inflammed and I got some serious painkillers and anti inflamation medicine for that, which my stomac rejected almost immediately , so I went back and got new medicine which worked better.
Now 14 days went by, I can move my arm and use it to some extend but I cannot train for a while. I was so pleased last year with my training and was looking forward to some more improvements, now this puts a stop to it for an unknown period of time.
I have physiotherapy sessions to improve the movement in my shoulder, it is very important to use it as much as possible to provide the inflamation from coming back. I am also looking for possible causes and will change some things about my training at the gym, my position at work and even at home. Good news is that the light is on its way back to Sweden now, this makes the days longer and the possibility to go out more. Moving is the key, if I can´t train JKD or lift weights I can do something else, walking is one of them , the arm pendles on the side and makes the shoulder joint rotate and move gently, running is not recommended for me right now.
So 2020 started with a problem but I won´t let that be the theme of this year ! the theme will be “if you knock me down I will get back up !!!”
Happy New Year to my readers , all the Best for you and your families .
*Some facts about frozen shoulder :
Frozen Shoulder is a condition that affects your shoulder joint. It usually involves pain and stiffness that develops gradually, gets worse and then finally goes away. This can take anywhere from a year to 3 years.
The main symptoms of a frozen shoulder are pain and stiffness that make it difficult or impossible to move it.
You’ll typically go through three phases with a frozen shoulder. Each has its own unique symptoms and timeline.
- You develop a pain (sometimes severe) in your shoulder any time you move it.
- It slowly gets worse over time and may hurt more at night.
- This can last anywhere from 6 to 9 months.
- You’re limited in how far you can move your shoulder.
- Your pain might get better but your stiffness gets worse.
- Moving your shoulder becomes more difficult and it becomes harder to get through daily activities.
- This stage can last 4-12 months.
- Your range of motion starts to go back to normal.
- This can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.
It’s not clear why some people develop it, but some groups are more at risk. Frozen shoulder happens more often in women than men, and you’re more likely to get it if you’re between the ages of 40 and 60.