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Frozen Shoulder

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Do you have "Frozen Shoulder", otherwise known as Adhesive Capsulitis? I do. Do you have trouble remembering how many repetitions of each stretching exercise you've done? I did, too, until I wrote this app! Do you wish there was a convenient timer to keep track of how long you've held each stretch, with audio feedback so you don't have to strain to look at it? So did I!

I joined a Phase 2 clinical trial of a new drug called Xiaflex®, made by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, and during the trial they asked me to do these exercises three times a day. Following their stretching regimen required 75 minutes of stretching (including resting time) per day, and because there are so many repetitions, I kept forgetting which ones I had done, and how many I had done. This app helped me remember to conform to the protocol, and made it much more likely that I would do all the exercises.

While no app can guarantee to make you better, this one certainly can help you keep track of your stretches, which is an important part of any physical therapy.