I've worked in orthopedic and sports therapy for 30 years. I've worked with many patients with frozen shoulder and seen the problems with the "Western" approach to this condition. In the past 12 years, I've studied Osteopathic manual therapies and Naturopathy. Now I understand how so many of the drastic procedures that patients undergo can be avoided. Because the orthopedists don't know anything else but drugs and surgery, other more effective, much less invasive techniques are not tried first. Although I practice in Portland, to justify my concern that you please pause from getting the injection, rather that inviting you to see me, I strongly recommend consulting with one of the best therapists in the region, Joe Keeney, PT. His office is just up the hill from you in Multnomah Village; 503-452-7767. This condition is the result of a trauma, either acute or chronic, but also has a metabolic, biochemical component to it. Since you seem to suffer from allergies and auto-immune issues, there is likely a global inflammatory process under all this with its origin in the digestive tract. So, seeing a Naturopath who can properly manage this digestive/inflammation problem, as well as the neuro-endo-immuno triad that is evidently out ot balance for you. Marlane Bassett, ND is one of the finest and is close to you on SE Milwaukie, between Powell and Holgate; 503-235-2120.
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