Hi Heather, yes I sympathise your experience and whoever in this forum discussion suppose to suffer what you are suffering, hope this make you feel better.
Sorry that I did not quite get you about MUA, whether you are seeking advice from people here that if MUA is worth doing which you have not decide to choose this treatment OR you actually go thru MUA but questioning its effectiveness.
Nevertheless, It is time for me to report my progress 3 weeks after my MUA procedure.
1) Range of motion, I definitely gain more than what before. Now I can acheive, elevating arm from front up to 180 deg over my head, and the side too. Before the MUA I only mange the most 120 deg, and my bicep feel the pain that I just cannot move further. Currently I can do it quite effortless, however if I stretch further I felt my shoulder joint is aching. I can even reach behind my back , which according to my specialist will normally be the last that can achieve, though there is still some pain, again on my shoulder joint, but managable.
2) About Pain, in term of this, I must say, do not expect it to go away quickly after the MUA, now is my 3rd week, pain still there, as what judyb state, sometime good sometime bad, and different kind of pain, I don't know how to explain. But yes, still PAIN, but it for sure not the same like before, such as trying to reach above my head, it is unthinkable before that, I now can do it with some uncomfortable. I am not going to say thing like "the pain is totally gone!", No, miracle did not happen, at least to me. I am some one that do not like taking pain killer, I stop taking after 1 and half week after the procedure. I am managering the pain.
Next, I realise that now, unconsciously, tendancy that my affected arm now do not straighten fully when try to reach out to get something, it tend to bend on the arm, some call it "chicken wing" effect after frozen shoulder. I will try to correct it.
I must said that I really do wholeheartedly on the phyiso execerise that being advice, at least twice a day, one before breakfast, one before dinner. Some time at work, if there is time, I also do a bit of stretching.
I do not believe in this execerise at first, before MUA, hand climbing wall, stretch hand in front your chest, use belt to stretch your hand behind you back, etc, because basically I cannot do it due to pain. However, after MUA, I think I began to feel this execerises really do good, and most important I really can manage doing it with managable pain.
I do hope that I will be getting better and better, but right now, it is not close to normal, and I believe I need to get my strenght or muscle back on my affected hand as well.
Stay tune for my future report, if anyone can still wait, see how is my progress before decide to take the MUA.
There is still judyb who is also reporting his progress after the procedure, which he did about 2.5 week earlier than me.
Judyb, I am excited to hear you are playing golf already, good for you. I enjoy basketball and bowling, but I think it is still beyond me right now. _ 0 votes
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