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Can anyone tell me about frozen shoulder?

Can anyone tell me about frozen shoulder?

Adhesive Capsulitis!: Frozen should present with a diminution in to or three spheres of motion representing the shoulders movement: abduction (90'), external rotation (90'), and internal rotation (90'). Frozen shoulder has many causes, but the two most common are inflammatory arthritis (spondylitis or pseudogout) and/or diabetes, where high glucose levels help collagen stiffen by causing crosslinking to occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Frozen Shoulder (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can you tell me the symptoms of a frozen shoulder and how do to treat it?

Can you tell me the symptoms of a frozen shoulder and how do to treat it?

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 tissue. There are a number of treatments from physical therapy to manipulation, injections to surgery. See a physician and try non-invasive treatments first. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me the remedies/treatments for frozen shoulder?

Physical therapy, : Most times aggressive physical therapy is the first line treatment for frozen shoulder(also known as adhesive capsulitis). Sometimes a cortisone injection is helpful. If physical therapy does not improve the motion then an outpatient surgery can be performed called manipulation under anesthesia. The physician can move the frozen shoulder while the patient is under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about steroid injections for a frozen shoulder?

Helps inflammation: Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is an inflammatory condition of the shoulder where tissue like scar forms and restricts motion. Steroid injections place a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine directly in the area. This helps slow the inflammatory process. Often, pain is improved to the point where physical therapy (pt) can be performed, which is the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about having steroid injections for a frozen shoulder?

Sure: Despite literature stating lack of efficacy, in my practice, glenohumeral steroid injections or steroid placed intraarticularly are very effective for treating true capsulitis (frozen shoulder). I usually space them 6 weeks apart with the average patent needing 2-3. If no response after 2 you may fall into the 10-20% that require surgical release. ...Read more

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Frozen shoulder remedies?

Frozen shoulder remedies?

PT: Usually extensive rehab. Also can do cortisone injection to help with inflammation. Sometimes need surgery if all else fails. Be diligent with exercises. ...Read more

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Exercises for frozen shoulder?

Exercises for frozen shoulder?

Range of motion.: Range of motion and stretching exercises performed by an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist, are the best activities. ...Read more

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How can I cure frozen shoulder?

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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What freezes in frozen shoulder?

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 have difficulty studying it. We do see a period of inflammation that causes thickening of the shoulder lining (capsule). There can also be adhesions that stick from the capsule to the surrounding shoulder. This all loosens and thins over 8-16 months. ...Read more

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What is done a frozen shoulder?

What is done  a frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder: Consider pt, nsaids, anti-inflammatories, cortisone injection, time, possible manipulation, rarely surgical releases. ...Read more

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Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


Dr. Charles Toman
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Adhesive Capsulitis Of Shoulder (Definition)

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 ...Read more