I've been diagnosed with frozen shoulder in both shoulders and have quite a bit of pain in my upper arms.
Q. Dear Terry, “I've been diagnosed with frozen shoulder in both shoulders and have quite a bit of pain in my upper arms and sometimes the pain travels down to my wrist. I've had this for 2 months, and it has been getting progressively worse. I'm hardly able to sleep at all due to the pain. Do you have any recommendations that might help?” — Teri T., Decatur, IL
A. Dear Teri, I am glad to say I do have some natural options that can help. However, I would encourage you to talk with your doctor and see what they think.
I would first recommend taking highly absorbable curcumin, boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address any pain you are experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get you comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking these four ingredients three times daily.
You should consider adding vitamin B6 and magnesium to your daily regimen. Vitamin B6 acts as a “coenzyme.” A coenzyme is a molecule that works with an enzyme to aid it in carrying out its job. Without the coenzyme, the enzyme would be useless. As a coenzyme, vitamin B6 assists in an amazing variety of tasks –including keeping the nervous system working smoothly. Magnesium is also extremely important for nervous system function. In fact, this mineral helps with muscle relaxation and resistance to nerve excitability.
When looking for products, I strongly recommend choosing ones that feature vitamin B6 in the form of pyridoxal-5-phospate (P-5-P) and magnesium in the form of magnesium glycinate. P-5-P is the biologically active form of vitamin B6. Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B-vitamins from food and supplements because these forms of B-vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function. By using the form of vitamin B6 that is identical to the kind your body utilizes, you bypass this problem entirely. Magnesium, in the form of magnesium glycinate, is well-absorbed and doesn’t cause loose stools or gastrointestinal upset, which can be present with certain other forms of magnesium.
I recommend taking 60 mg of vitamin B6 (as P-5-P) and 200 mg of magnesium (as magnesium glycinate) three times daily.
Terry . . . Naturally