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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Frozen Shoulder (Overview)

A disorder of the shoulder causing pain, stiffness, and loss of motion.


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How often does frozen shoulder lead to Parkinsons? Have frozen shoulder, idiopathic cervical dystonia. Uncle (age 82), grandmother with Parkinsons.

How often does frozen shoulder lead to Parkinsons? Have frozen shoulder, idiopathic cervical dystonia. Uncle (age 82), grandmother with Parkinsons.

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 trouble communicating with the muscles. You may wish to see a genetic counselor to assess your RISK of getting Parkinson's disease with two relatives having the illness.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Frozen Shoulder (Overview)

A disorder of the shoulder causing pain, stiffness, and loss of motion.


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I have a Frozen Shoulder, I now recognise the same symptoms in the other shoulder, is there anything I can do to stop it progressing any further.

I have a Frozen Shoulder, I now recognise the same symptoms in the other shoulder, is there anything I can do to stop it progressing any further.

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 weakness is contributing to your bilateral problem, and if you're healthy enough for Physical Therapy. Aggressive range of motion exercises enhanced by electrical and heat technologies will reverse the process in most cases. Good Luck/ Stay active! ...Read more

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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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What freezes in frozen shoulder?

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 a frozen shoulder? Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment.

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 be caused by trauma, is associated with Insulin dependent diabetics, and often occurs without any reason (idiopathic). Diagnosis is typically through clinical exam. Often gets better with time, but therapy, injections, and surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with frozen shoulder but arm turns red when raised at shoulder height and bent towards head, what causes this. I had surgery on 7-14-11 for impingement, bone spurs and part of bursae sack removed also have a small tear that was not repaired

Been diagnosed with frozen shoulder but arm turns red when raised at shoulder height and bent towards head, what causes this. I had surgery on 7-14-11 for impingement, bone spurs and part of bursae sack removed also have a small tear that was not repaired

Hard to tell: Agree with dr. Wood in part regarding color change. Probably worth examining. Would want more details on the "small tear" that wasn't repaired. If full thickness I would advise repair especially with continued pain. Stiffness may be just inhibition from the pain. Seek out a shoulder specialist this go round. There is a difference in skill set amongst surgeons so be careful next go round. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a frozen shoulder?

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 more

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Can apple cider vinegar CAUSE frozen shoulder?

Nonstop: Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is the stiffness and limited range of motion of a shoulder as a result of immobilization. Treatment includes range of motion exercises and possible steroid injections. Intake of vinegar has no causal effect nor efficacy in resolving the issue. ...Read more

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How can I treat frozen shoulder pains?

Not easy: The treatment of a frozen shoulder usually requires an aggressive combination of anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injection (s) into the shoulder, and physical therapy without aggressive treatment, a frozen shoulder can be permanent. Pain medications and often manipulation under anesthesia. ...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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What's the treatment 4 frozen shoulder if I can't have cortisone or anti inflammatory meds?

See details: Physical therapy and an exercise program should be tried initially. If all conservative therapy fails then manipulation under anesthesia may be an option. ...Read more

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Treatments for frozen shoulder? Are they permanent?

Treatments for frozen shoulder? Are they permanent?

Treatment: Includes therapy, injections and sometimes surgery. Once it resolves, the shoulder should be fine. ...Read more

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What is the best and fastest way to cure frozen shoulder?

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 more

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What is the treatment or cure for frozen shoulder?

Time or surgery: A frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is common in patients with diabetes and is associated with pain and stiffness. Left untreated, it will typically resolve in about a year. To speed up the process, we try intra-articular steroids with aggressive therapy and splinting. If the symptoms do not improve, the shoulder can be manipulated or the capsular adhesions can arthroscopically removed. ...Read more

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I have had a "frozen shoulder" since february, once it finally gets back to normal, should I exspect to have full extention and range of motion as I had before this problem? I am a golfer so should I exspect to have my same swing capability?

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Close: After resolution of the frozen shoulder, it is common to have a 10% overall loss of motion, though even this continues to improve slowly over time. The key word is patience. It really takes a lot of time. ...Read more

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I broke my clavicle 5weeks ago. Can I begin to do certain excersises to prevent frozen shoulder? What kind? And can I go for jogs?

Probably.: You may be able to start exercises, or physical therapy. Consult your doctor about a prescription for physical therapy. It may be a bit early to jog, again consult your doctor, to see if there is adequate bone healing, that would allow you to jog. ...Read more

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Some say keep arm moving to avoid a frozen shoulder. What do I do?

Some say keep arm moving to avoid a frozen shoulder. What do I do?

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 upon the stage of disease/treatment. See this video for details.

http://youtu. Be/h-umxi8yi0e. ...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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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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Frozen shoulder -- what help is there?

Therapy first: 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 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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What? Are some tips for? A frozen shoulder?

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 more

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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

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