Frozen Shoulder

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Frozen Shoulder

  • Frozen shoulder

    What is Frozen shoulder?

    It is also known as adhesive capsulitis. It causes the capsular structures around your joint to become inflammed and rigid. This leads to a painful and stiff shoulder. This reduces your over-all range of movement around shoulder.

    Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within 1 to 3 years.

  • Why does it happen?

    • Increasing age
    • Associated co-morbidities- esp. Diabetes, Hypothyroidism
    • Any trauma around shoulder that prevents you from moving your arm
    • Any medical/surgical condition that limits movement around shoulder(immobilisation)
  • What is the treatment

    • Oral pain-killers along with Physiotherapy - pendulum/range-of-motion exercises to improve shoulder movement arc.
    • Intra-articular corticosteroid injections
    • In some moderate-to-severe cases- arthroscopic capsular release is required to loosen the rigid capsule.
    Arthroscopic capsular release for inflamed capsule in frozen shoulder