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Frozen Shoulder And Hypothyroidism
62yr woman.left supraclavicular swelling for 2mnth.non-tender.soft.frozen shoulder for 6mnth.BP 140/90.subclinical hypothyroidism. why the swelling?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes are unknown: No one knows what causes frozen shoulder, aka adhesive capsulitis. There are well defined demographic associations, such as it is more common in women, in middle-aged patients, sedentary patients, diabetics, patients with hypothyroidism, etc. You might want to watch this video: http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The shoulder paradox: Unusual to the shoulder joint, once it starts to 'get stuck', the pain develops, and pain increases as the joint becomes 'more stuck'. This kind of pain is best treated with Acetaminophen at therapeutic doses, and ice, and gentle range of motion of the joint. We teach a simple exercise called pendulum or codman's swing - google this! see a doctor if you need more help please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 documented clincical outcomes. As long as your chiropracter knows his or her limitations and when to refer i think they are perfectly capable of helping in this regard. Nothing forceful! ...Read more
Orthopedic Surgeons: Frozen shoulders or calcific tendinitis can be treated conservatively by orthopedic surgeons in most cases. ...Read more
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
Buoyancy of water: Will help to make exercise easier by lessening the stress on the joints and soft tissues. Just like an injured runner may simulate running in the swimming pool until he recovers. Just be easy with your swim strokes and don't over do it so that you don't reinjure or worsen your shoulder. ...Read more
What to do if I have frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Why does it hurt so bad when i first move it.?
I had a tear in bicept and rotor cuff 1 yr.ago was treated for frozen shoulder but i still cant put my arm behind my back .why?
Which is better for frozen shoulder? mua w/scope scar tissue removal and release or just scope w/scar tissue removal and release
MUA: MUA, or manipulation under anaesthesia is the most patient friendly way to perform any procedure compared to the same procedure without anaesthesia. Your orthopedist may tell you he/she can assess things better without anaesthesia, but some people have a low pain threshold, and would not be very compliant in those circumstances, making the procedure difficult to impossible to do the right way ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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