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Adhesive Capsulitis Medication
Scarring of joint: Adhesive capsulitis is a process of joint stiffening caused by capsular thickening or scarring. It can be post-traumatic, post-operative, or idiopathic (unknown cause). Hallmarks are loss of motion and often joint pain. Treatment is usually initially aggressive physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflamed shoulder: Adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory shrinkage of the shoulder capsule that limits motion and causes pain. We do not know what causes this process to start. It will resolve without treatment is in 2-5 years, but you should seek treatment of steroid injections and pt. If that fails to help after 6 months, you are a candidate for an arthroscopic capsular release. ...Read more
Not common: I would not say lots of people have adhesive capsulitis but it is not uncommon either. Most of the time it happens for reasons unknown in your non-dominant arm. It is best treated with management of the symptoms and rest. I can take upwards of 12-18 months to resolve. On rare occasions, surgery, therapy and injections are helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self-limited: Adhesive capsulitis/frozen shoulder is usually a self-limited process that goes through three phases. I-the inflammatory phase which can be quite painfull. Treatment includes nsaids, coricosteroid injections and avoidance of provacative activity. Ii-frozen phase. Less pain marked by loss of night pain. Treatment begin physical therapy. Iii-thawing phase. Motion returns. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What to do if I have frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Why does it hurt so bad when i first move it.?
I have SECONDARY adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Is it possible for my other shoulder to get this? I read that there's a 20-30% chance.
Many causes: Adhesive capsulitis can occur any time from many causes-diabetes; post surgical reaction; disuse,infection, etc.So, yes, you can get it.One thing most people don't realize is that what is often diagnosed as 'adhesive capsulitis' is actually shoulder motion frozen by severe pain from inflammed nerves like the axillary & suprascapular nerves.Find someone familiar w/neuroprolotherapy to check it out. ...Read more
Please translate-Severe tendopathy high grade partial thickness tearing from critical zone to insertion site. Nodular synovitis adhesive capsulitis?
Stretching: Adhesive capsulitis aka "frozen shoulder" occurs when the shoulder capsule becomes thickened, contracted, and adherent. The most effective treatment is a gradual, progressive stretching and/or physical therapy program that mobilizes and stretches the shoulder capsule. Oral meds and injections can help with pain. If symptoms persist, surgical release is performed. Postop stretching is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretching: You can try stretching and anti-inflammatories. I might be more concerned that if this is not the correct diagnosis delay in more formal evaluation may allow for disease progression. You could get some physical therapy. In severe cases the adhesions need to be "broken up" while under general anesthesia. ...Read more
What are some food or supplement that would help in treating frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis?
I trying to find a doctor who will do arthrographic distension for adhesive capsulitis in the Northeast US (I live in southern Vermont).
Alternatives....: that procedure is fairly outdated, with limited success rate. Steroid injections, physical therapy, and manipulation are all considered, with arthroscopic capsular release as a last option of all else fails. See a shoulder specialist if your problem is not resolving with your current treatment regimen. ...Read more
I have had adhesive capsulitis on left shoulder for 9 months now . I am beginig to feel pain on right arm . How can I prevent AC on my right arm ?
Keep your motion: First off see a specialist to determine the underlying risk factor for the capsulitis (diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, etc) and make sure the these risk factors are treated as well as the stiffness. Then i would implement a stringent bilateral range of motion program with a physical therapist. If you still lack motion after 6 months to a year then you may want to discuss surgical options. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with early adhesive capsulitis. My doc prescribed cortisone injection. He asked me to decide: under fluoroscopy or ultrasound.Advice?
As a 30 year type-i diabetic i've had frozen shoulder. Now having similar pain in legs. Is adhesive capsulitis possible in other than the shoulder?
Have tear in labrum. Bone spur. Slight arthiritis (i'm 28). Surgeon states surgery will fix these issues and solve adhesive capsulitis. Is this true?
Too many things: A frozen shoulder is very painful and does not typically show up on a MRI like the other items do. These things typically do not go together. I would suggest another opinion from a shoulder specialist. I would suggest treating the adhesive capsulitis first and non-operatively. Then if you are still having issues, consider addressing the others with surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 1 diabetic bilateral adhesive capsulitis for 4 years-manipulation under anesthesia on left-no help-extensive physical therapy.-no help-now what?
Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?
I had shoulder surgery 3 months ago and I am still in severe pain my MRI from friday shows adhesive capsulitis, burisits and low-grade fraying and partial disruption of the anterior supraspinatus, i had a bursectomy etc why do I have these problems still
Second Opinion: It is unclear from your question if you are having the same pain you were having prior to your shoulder operation and what the primary diagnosis was in recommending a shoulder operation? It is also not entirely clear to me what exactly was done during your operation and why? I recommend you consider a second opinion to first and foremost establish the primary and secondary diagnoses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe humerus fracture with dislocation. I have plate and 8 screws in shoulder and arm.Also had second surgery adhesive capsulitis. ?
What : is your question? I hope you are doing well ...Read more
Is hydrolyzed collagen beneficial in healing frozen shoulder?
Is there any other medication or home remedy for it?
Frozen shoulder can: be caused by any number of conditions that occur separately or in combination. Joint arthritis, prolonged shoulder immobility, bursitis (inflammation of the fluid-filled sac around the shoulder joint) and strained tendons and ligaments can contribute to frozen shoulder. Hydrolyzed collagen isn't likely to help. Your doctor can advise you as to what OTC medications and exercises might help. ...Read more
Unknown : For the most part its unknown. Risk factors are diabetes, some endocrine disorders, and trauma. Frozen shoulder can be divided into 4 phases each lasting 3-4 months. Phase 1 - inflammatory phase - painful, but motion ok. Good time to get a cortisone shot & reduce chance of progression. Phase 2 - freezing phase - pain + loss of motion. Pt and nsaids help. Phase 3 - frozen phase - not much pain, but loss of motion. If no improvement by 6months - surgery is indicated for capsular release. Phase 4 - thawing phase - motion returns to normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get moving: The treatment for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is to get the jnt moving. The pain & inflammation from this condition may be managed w; meds, or therapeutic modalities (heat, ice, massage, e-stim, etc), but the ultimate goal of treatment is to regain motion by breaking down the adhesions. If therapy doesn't work, you may need the jnt manipulated under anesthesia, or arthroscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few things...: Physical therapy is typically prescribed for progressive restoration of motion. Your doctor may offer you an injection into the shoulder to help control pain as well as to help make the joint capsule stretch more easily. If these efforts don't restore motion, sometimes a manipulation of the shoulder under anesthesia or a shoulder arthroscopy and capsule release are recommended to restore motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 treatment options are available ranging from self-help measures to physiotherapy to anti-inflammatory medications to steroid injections to surgical procedures. Though supporting research is lacking, a number of people have found acupuncture helpful. ...Read more
MOVE THE SHOULDER: If not severe then start with nsaid's and a home program to regain the range of motion. If no improvement then seek care sooner then later and consider formal therapy and possibly a steroid injection in the shoulder joint. If all fails, surgery "manipulation under anesthesia" or arthroscopic surgery with release of adhesions can be very successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frozen shoulder: There are 2 main ussues concerning frozen shoulder. One is pain, the other loss of motion and function. Pain is best managed with nsaids, and occasionally intraarticulr cortisone injections. Loss of motion is best addressed with gentle but frequent stretching. Physical therapy can be very helpful as well. Need an xrays to make sure you do not have arthritis. Good luck! ...Read more
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 another problem in the shoulder. The distinction is difficult, and requires a careful examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Onjection&therapy: I frozen shoulder is a common problem, especially among diabetics. It is usually self-limiting, but may take a year to resolve. Intra-articular injections of steroids and therapy with aggressive stretching can help speed up the process. Arthoscpoic surgery with manipulation is also a treatment option. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 is painful and can impact your sleep. You can try measures like anti-inflammatory over-the-counter meds, heat/cold, physical therapy. If you can't wait this out, you might want to ask your orthopedist about shoulder manipulation under anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adhesive capsulitis: Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a disorder of the shoulder causing pain, stiffness and loss of motion. Injury, inflammation and/or medical disorders, especially diabetes, causes the shoulder joint capsule to contract. This contraction of the joint capsule is initially painful and results in loss of motion. Sometimes injections and therapy can resolve the symptoms, others require surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on phase: Frozen shoulders can be exceptionally painful, all the time, during the initial inflammatory phase. When in the frozen phase, pain usually occurs at the end range of motion. Once you start regaining your range of motion, pain begins to lessen fairly dramatically. Once you have approximately 85-90% motion, pain almost never as issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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