Teri Hatcher ‘suffering from frozen shoulder’

Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 17:59 PM IST

New York: ‘Desperate Housewives’ star Teri Hatcher has revealed that she has been battling a rare and debilitating illness- frozen shoulder- that has prevented her from performing every day activities.

"I`ve been struggling with this thing called frozen shoulder, which is a real condition which women get," the New York Daily News quoted her as telling Extra.

"It`s basically left me pretty much not functioning with my left arm ... I can``t hook a bra anymore.

"I`m not asking for sympathy or anything, it could be much worse. But when you take away something like being able to pick up a bag ... I really can``t wait ``till it``s gone so I can just exercise like crazy again, because I sort of miss it," she added.

Hatcher has been treated with cortisone shots to help alleviate the extreme pain.