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Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder

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MJun 6Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Minor addition, movement therapy — Added a small sub-section to recommend the “pendulum” exercise. Simple but nice.
SMay '22Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Added a minor but neat point about how much joint fluid volume is lost in frozen shoulder.
LDec '21Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New chapter — A substantive new chapter about the possible role of the mind and muscle guarding in frozen shoulder.
MJun '21Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Proofreading — It was time for an annual book tune-up: a few dozen minor errors have been corrected.
SJun '21Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Small but fascinating science update about Ascani et al, exploring a possible link between frozen shoulder and COVID.
SNov '20Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update, ultrasound — Minor citation to Ainsworth on ultrasound for shoulder pain (negative, of course).
LNov '20Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Major expansion, posture section — Upgraded from a brief dismissal of the topic to a full discussion, from 100 words to 1000.
SNov '20Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Minor upgrade, case study — Added some additional discussion of the implications of Tanya’s story.
LSep '20Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Major upgrade, steroid injections — Much more thorough exploration of the plausibility and evidence for exploiting the “WOO” that is probably created by steroid injections.
SJul '20Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Minor addition, introduction — Expanded on the summary of symptoms just a little, emphasizing the quality and potential severity of the pain.
MJul '20Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Upgraded, diagnosis intro — Added more information based on a very helpful video that shows “fake” shoulder ROM achieved entirely with good shoulder girdle motion, while the shoulder joint proper remains completely stuck.
M2020Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Editing and more content — Added subsection about passive ROM testing, and did some miscellaneous polishing.
M2020Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded, diagnosing sensitization — Added a bunch more specific information about how to recognize sensitization.
L2020Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New chapter, sensitization — A new chapter about the role of sensitization in frozen shoulder.
M2020Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Added detail, functional freezing chapter — Added a good story about my mother-in-law’s broken arm, which nicely illustrates a neurologically mediated ROM lockdown.
L2020Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New chapter, opioids.
M2020Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Improvements — Added some significant improvements while reviewing a couple weeks after first publishing the chapter, most notably a good summary of recent icing controversies.
S2020Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Updated — Added some basic information about intermittent fasting.
L2020Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, icing and heating.
M2020Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New sub-topic, oral corticosteroids — Compared and contrasted oral and injected corticosteroids; added some colour/context about anabolic steroids.
S2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Minor editing — Minor editing here and there all over the book… but also organizing, planning, and paving the way for more updates. My work here is never done.
S2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Minor improvement, functional freezing chapter — Minor but interesting: a couple new paragraphs about joint stiffness as a non-specific protective mechanism that may be analogous to functional freezing of the shoulder.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Major update, muscle relaxants — Added a lot more detail, especially about psychoactive “muscle relaxants,” and many new references.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New chapter, Muscle relaxants (Robaxin, Robaxacet, etc), psychoactives, and sedatives.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New chapter, about coarse tissue vibration.
S2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update, nature of the beast — Added an interesting reference about a link between carpal tunnel syndrome and heart diease, for context and comparison.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded, bogus treatments list — Added Reiki and magnet therapy, plus a bunch of other minor improvements.
M2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded, massage therapy chapter — Added discussion of general health benefits of massage therapy.
S2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Addition, differential diagnosis — Added facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a particularly good example of a condition that causes diagnostic confusion in the shoulder.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Book launch — The frozen shoulder guide has been free since I first introduced it in the summer of 2016. Two years and hundreds of hours of development later, I am putting it behind the paywall, the first addition to my inventory of ebooks in many years. It is for sale for $20 USD. All existing boxed set customers will get access automatically — someone who bought a set in 2009 is getting a new book out of that purchase a decade later.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded — Added a fascinating cautionary tale of surgery gone wrong.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, testing for functional limitations.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, aquatic therapy, flotation, Epsom salts.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, about windows of opportunity.
M2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expansion — Added a detailed overview of all the treatment options reviewed in this tutorial.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, Tiger Balm, A535, and friends.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, reviewing all the most bogus treatments for frozen shoulder.
S2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Clarification — Made it clear that frozen shoulder is a particularly strong example of an important phenomenon, the importance of non-specific risk factors in chronic pain.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New chapter, trigger point therapy — Before the update: just a couple of paragraphs about self-massage of trigger points. After: now there’s a concise but complete 2000-word whirlwind tour of the world of trigger point therapy, spelling out the relevance to frozen shoulder and plenty of specific advice for frozen shoulder patients.
M2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New sub-topic — Fascinating addition to the tutorial: “Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration.”
M2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded — Imaging is now discussed in its own small section, and I beefed it up with information about the role of diagnostic ultrasound.
M2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Added information and citations on the condition of the joint in severe cases, and the link to Dupuytren’s contracture.
L2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, about cases caused by infection after surgery.
S2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Minor science update — Added support from another researcher (Bunker) for abolishing the term “adhesive capsulitis.”
M2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Added information about the prevalence of frozen shoulder in the general population and in diabetics.
S2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Clarification, diagnosis section — Made it clear that frozen shoulder is a diagnosis of exclusion.
M2019Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Addition, nature of the beast — Defined the condition more precisely and thoroughly. Added a substantive footnote about the exact anatomy affected.
L2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, Desensitization and disinhibition.
L2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, shockwave ultrasound — Predictably gloomy conclusions! But it’s now here for thoroughness.
M2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Cited and analyzed Jewell et al with regards to the poor results from physical therapy overall, and massage specifically.
M2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Improved — Significantly improved the answer to the question “How would functional freezing work?” by including sensitization.
M2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — A small but important update: cited Hollmann et al, who demonstrated in a small study that at least some people with frozen shoulder aren’t frozen when anaesthetized, strongly suggesting that at least some cases are not caused by capsular contracture. Cool and promising.
L2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, Stretching for frozen shoulder.
L2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, Strengthening for frozen shoulder.
L2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, about Oolo-Austin Trigenics® Procedure (OAT)
L2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, ultrasound — Very “negative”: there’s almost no hope that it works.
S2018Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — A couple new citations and details about steroid injections.
S2017Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Improved — Beefed up information on over-the-counter medications.
M2017Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, posture.
S2017Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Cited new evidence on the limited benefits of steroid injections for rotator cuff tendinopathy (Mohamadi) — an interesting contrast with the effects of steroids on frozen shoulder.
L2017Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section — Important revisions and a new section based on important new evidence (Wong et al) that frozen shoulder is not a self-limiting condition as everyone has assumed for decades.
L2017Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
M2017Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Improvements — Added more movement recommendations.
L2017Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
M2017Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Improved — Added some history, which is nice new context for this topic.
L2017Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section — A substantial and interesting reader-submitted case study plus a little commentary.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, shrunk not stuck.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Revised introduction to treatments, citing Diercks as an interesting example.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section, article abstract.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Littlewood et al now provides some more substantive support for the theory of functional freezing and related rehabilitation methods.
S2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Clarification — Added an interesting clarification about my wife’s strange experience with frozen shoulder.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Improvements — Many miscellaneous improvements.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded — Added much more information.
S2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Added brief discussion of rotator cuff abnormalities in asymptomatic people.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Improvements — Editing, and added a diagram of the hypothetical relationship between adhesive and functional freezing.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Revision — Some revisions to the discussion of treating systemic inflammation with diet, and added an important link out to a new article on that topic.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded — Added more information.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded — Added information about joint capsule inflating.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded — Added interesting new evidence about arthrographic distension.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Expanded — Added recommendation to try a ketogenic diet.
S2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Added more general evidence about treatment efficacy.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Improvements — Several clarifications about diagnosis, and some new citations and expert quotes. Added a paragraph about x-rays.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Science update — Added more information about range of motion and reliability of assessment of ROM.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Improvements — Expanded and added several new citations.
S2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Minor addition — Added a little about smoking as a risk factor.
S2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Minor addition — Added footnote about other frozen joints, like frozen hips.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
M2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Upgraded — Article is now substantive enough for removal of “half-baked” disclaimer, and a title change from frozen shoulder “primer” to “guide.”
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — Miscellaneous improvements — Added links to several authoritative/useful sources. General editing to clean up and clarify recent additions. More descriptive headings. Added related reading recommendations.
L2016Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder — New section.