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Frozen shoulder

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretching: Reach over head and lean arm and hand against the wall, then lean in with body weight until you can get your armpit and face against the wall. Do thi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretching: Reach over head and lean arm and hand against the wall, then lean in with body weight until you can get your armpit and face against the wall. Do thi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Levy
20 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Frozen shoulder: In my practice, frozen shoulder is initially treated with a glenohumeral joint cortisone injection and a home daily stretching program. Very rarely ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder capsule: In frozen shoulder (or adhesive capsulitis), the actual shoulder joint is tight. Since we do not know the actual causes or adhesive capsulitis, we hav ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience in General Surgery
Never: A frozen shoulder can come from many causes ... but it does not CAUSE a degenerative brain disease like Parkinson's disease, where the brain has troub ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes pain: Typically very painful and needs to be treated asap or symptoms can worsen. Also very important to discover the underlying cause.
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Get Going: Frozen Shoulder is not only painful, it is very limiting for your life. Urgently obtain a musculoskeletal physician examination to clarify if nerve w ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
Yes: Pain is often in all directions of movement and there is restriction of movement of shoulder to a variable degree. I am assuming that you have seen an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Frozen shoulder: Usually happens after a period of lack of movement of the shoulder, such as after immobilization after an injury. The capsule becomes rigid with scar ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Carolan
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A frozen shoulder can occur after any surgery to the shoulder including a total shoulder. It is important that range of motion is initiated as soon a ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Thoracic: The mid thoracic pain is most likely due to thoracic spine strain/sprain, or underlying spondylitic arthritis symptoms. However, referred pain from i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Sure: I would have them focus on gentle passive stretching. Other modalities like ultrasound, tens, etc can help but have limited efficacy in terms of docu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Stiff shoulder: The medical term is adhesive capsulitis. The capsule covers the joint, and in this condition the capsule "tightens" up and restricts motion. It can ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Wood
27 years experience in Hand Surgery
Your : Your description of color changes with position of the shoulder and head is consistent with thoracic outlet syndrome. This occurs when nerves or bloo ... Read More
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Frozen shoulder: Physiotherapy can get the shoulder moving. Massaging helps loosen the muscle around the joint. Stretching helps release the stiff and thickened join ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience in Sports Medicine
Not so bad: Manipulation under anesthesia is performed for a frozen shoulder that has failed to improve after many months. Manipulation is designed to break up t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Orthopedic or physia: Orthopedic or physiatry (not psychology) consultant.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer: Treatment for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) varies depending on stage of the condition and severity of one's pain and stiffness. A variety of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Rotator cuff problems are usually felt in the shoulder area itself, but the neck and shoulder blade are nearby, and the brain may interpret the pain s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: I am not sure what your question is. Here is a good website to look at: http://www.Acjointpain.Net/.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See orthopaedist.: Diagnosing frozen shoulder can be tricky. In some cases, the shoulder freezes for no particular reason. In others, the loss of motion is secondary to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Many possibilities: Pain to the rhomboid and shoulder blade areas can be something as simple as muscle strain or spasms, or could be something serious like a heart attack ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Barr
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Nonstop: Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is the stiffness and limited range of motion of a shoulder as a result of immobilization. Treatment includes r ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many possibilities: Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by a lot of things. The pain could be coming from local problems, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis. T ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Takes time: Frozen shoulders respond slowly to range of motion therapy but usually take 12-18 months to resolve. The presence of arthritis makes prognosis much w ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder is foceful : Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis is a condition in which the shoulder looses mobility and it could be mild or severe.When coservat ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Reduced shoulder motion is a common complication of rotator cuff surgery. Prevention is multifaceted. Appropriate physical therapy with early passiv ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not easy: The treatment of a frozen shoulder usually requires an aggressive combination of anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injection(s) into the shoulde ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Shoulder pain stiffn: Sjpilderpaon and stiffness inflamation of shoulder joint capsule resolves on its owmonabouta year.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience in General Practice
Shoulder: manipulation is probably what you need under anesthesia. See your doctor.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be he ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Physical therapy and an exercise program should be tried initially. If all conservative therapy fails then manipulation under anesthesia may be an opt ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not at all: Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a self-limited process. Even though we do not know the exact causes, we do know its natural history. In gene ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Runs its course.....: Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) runs its course through a "freeze-thaw" sequence. It does get better over time, but it can last over a year. It ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Time: A frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis will often improve over a course of several months to a year without treatment. If the symptoms are signifi ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I am not sure?: At this age it is very hard to say that, if you work hard on it hopefully you will be fine.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
14 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Treating Doctor?: You have two things going for you that make it very unlikely for you to develop a frozen shoulder. First, your age puts you in a group that generally ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See ortho doc: You should see an orthopedic surgeon who can confirm the diagnosis and initiate treatment. The answer to your question is not a simple one and depends ... Read More
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