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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
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Adhesive Capsulitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What sort of problem is adhesive capsulitis of shoulder (frozen shoulder)?

What sort of problem is adhesive capsulitis of shoulder (frozen shoulder)?

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 more

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What to do if I have frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Why does it hurt so bad when I first move it.?

See your doctor: You need to start moving it otherwise it will become permanent. See your doctor and physical therapist at once. It hurts because the tissues got inflamed and have scarred resulting in decreased motion and pain. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What is the definition or description of: adhesive capsulitis?

What is the definition or description of: adhesive capsulitis?

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 more

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Are the symptoms of adhesive capsulitis of shoulder bad?

Are the symptoms of adhesive capsulitis of shoulder bad?

Yes: Symptoms of adhesive capsulitis involve decreased mobility of the shoulder joint and pain with movement. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get adhesive capsulitis of shoulder, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get adhesive capsulitis of shoulder, or is it unusual?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: adhesive capsulitis of shoulder?

Frozen shoulder: Frozen shoulder is the common name for adhesive capsulitis. Presents with limited motion and pain at the extremes of motion. Make sure to get an x-ray to be sure that arthritis is not present as they often present the same way. ...Read more

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How long does a case of adhesive capsulitis syndrome usually last?

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

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What is the best treatment for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)?

Combo: Therapy, injections and more therapy. Ultimately if no progress is made, arthroscopy can resolve this issue. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of adhesive capsulitis of shoulder?

What's the best treatment to get rid of adhesive capsulitis of shoulder?

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 more

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What can I do for my adhesive capsulitis of shoulder without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my adhesive capsulitis of shoulder without going to a doctor?

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

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Food supplement for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), what are some good ones?

Food supplement for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), what are some good ones?

Eat sensibly: Avoiding the very sugary, very salty and very greasy stuff. Your food choice won't impact your shoulder, but managing your diet will improve your overall health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some food or supplement that would help in treating frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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I trying to find a doctor who will do arthrographic distension for adhesive capsulitis in the Northeast US (I live in southern Vermont).

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

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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?

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

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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 more

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Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

Dupuytren's: Consider seeing a hand surgeon for a non-invasive treatment with na or xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). ...Read more

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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 more

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Left hip pain x 2 yrs. Done: chiro, pt, steroid inj. & oral - no relief. Int. & ext rotation hurts. Unable to raise knee to chest. Capsulitis maybe?

Left hip pain x 2 yrs. Done: chiro, pt, steroid inj. & oral - no relief. Int. & ext rotation hurts. Unable to raise knee to chest. Capsulitis maybe?

Arthritis: Your symptoms suggest osteoarthritis of the hip joint. Painful motion is typical early as is pain w/ weight bearing. As the arthritis progresses loss of internal rotation is often found on physical exam. Pain in groin, thigh and buttock are characteristic. Some patients note difficulty tying shoes and similar motions... Time to see an orthopedic surgeon for examination, x-rays and treatment! Gl! ...Read more

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How can I cure frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder: Therapy and/or cortisone injections can help however most often if given enough time (typically months) the shoulder can resolve itself. ...Read more

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How do you get a frozen shoulder?

How do you get a frozen shoulder?

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 more

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How can I heal my frozen shoulder?

How can I heal my frozen shoulder?

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 more

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What can be done for frozen shoulder?

What can be done for frozen shoulder?

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 more

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Will actupuncture help frozen shoulder?

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

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Frozen Shoulder (Definition)

A disorder of the shoulder causing pain, stiffness, ...Read more