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Frozen shoulder can occur randomly or from trauma. I'm wondering how many of the above cases started with trauma. It seems random frozen shoulder has three stages and will often go away by itself with physical therapy. In my case I broke my shoulder 4 months ago at my sons trampoline park birthday party. I was in a sling for 2 weeks and went to physical therapy a few times to increase strength and mobility. I decided to do the exercises on my own because my PT is not covered by my insurance. Six weeks later i'm wondering why my shoulder is getting worse instead of better. Diagnosed with frozen shoulder. Now PT twice a week shows very small improvements. I'm wondering since mine was caused by an injury if I should jump to MUA then continue with physical therapy for possibly faster results. Most of my pain is caused by sudden movements, painful night sleeps,and stiffness/pain in the morning. I'm waiting until January to start a new deductible for either MUA or more PT. From everything I've read frozen shoulder can take years to heal with no guarantee of being 100% back to normal. So far my doctor still recommends PT as it's the least intrusive method and because even tiny improvements are improvements. I just don't want to waste money on PT for months only to end up in surgery and then have more PT. Any suggestions?
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