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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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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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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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Frozen shoulder -- what help is there?

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 are possible causes of pain and frozen shoulder?

What are possible causes of pain and frozen shoulder?

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 more

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How to treat a frozen shoulder?

Patience: Learn more about this topic here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/frozen-shoulder.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the best analgesics for frozen shoulder?

What are the best analgesics for frozen shoulder?

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 more

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Can the chiropractor help frozen shoulder?

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

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. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more