Chest pain after frozen shoulder thawing?

Chest pain after frozen shoulder thawing is not atypical.

I had adhesive capsulitis, with greatly reduced motion and painful almost electric jolts when I would move my shoulder in a certain way. I called these incidents 'brownouts' because they hurt so much I had to stop what I was doing and just wait for the pain to subside until I could function again.

After about 12 months the jolts stopped and after about 18 months I could begin using my shoulder again. I have most of my motion back now, it's been 3 months since 'unfreezing,' but I still have pain in my left chest/side/back. It kind of wraps around behind my breast. I had and EKG and it was normal. Is this pain left over from the frozen shoulder? Would a chiropractor be able to help?

It's a shame you never heard of chiropractic before; this is a condition I love to treat.

A frozen shoulder almost always affects the subscapularis muscle and the associated ribs, hence this wrap around pain.

Good luck, ask your chiropractor to start slowly and gently, you've been out of action for a long time; Rome wasn't built in a day.

Dr B

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