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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Not so bad: Manipulation under anesthesia is performed for a frozen shoulder that has failed to improve after many months. Manipulation is designed to break up the scar tissue, and restore range of motion. Most times, shoulder arthroscopy is performed as well to perform additional capsular releases and improve outcomes. Pain is managed with narcotic pain meds, and most surgeons will recommend an interscalene block to further reduce post op pain. ...Read more
Yes: A frozen shoulder can occur after any surgery to the shoulder including a total shoulder. It is important that range of motion is initiated as soon after the surgery as possible to maintain the post-op rom. If the limitations of motion persist a full evaluation of the prosthesis (size, position, possibility of infection) should be performed. ...Read more
Depends on phase: Frozen shoulders can be exceptionally painful, all the time, during the initial inflammatory phase. When in the frozen phase, pain usually occurs at the end range of motion. Once you start regaining your range of motion, pain begins to lessen fairly dramatically. Once you have approximately 85-90% motion, pain almost never as issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Varies: The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and restore function. This can be accomplished by oral non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents and physical therapy to mobilize the shoulder. The next step is a steroid injection into the joint space. Last resort is manipulation under anesthesia. Depending on your age, pain and need for mobility with end stage arthritis, a joint replacement may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have l. Shoulder impingement w/frozen shoulder. Given 2 shoulder problems should a guided cortisone shot go into the subacromial space or the joint?
Subacromial: If u have impingement syndrome and a secondary adhesive capsulitis an injection into the subacromial space is warranted followed by a pt program to regain shoulder rom.If no improvement after a dedicated p.T. Regimen then selective arthroscopic capsulotomy and decompression followed by therapy to improve motion is often very helpful.Best of luck! ...Read more
My shoulder randomly makes "grinding" noises following surgery for a torn rotator cuff and frozen shoulder (6 months ago). Should i be concerned?
Shoulder issue: Grinding noise is a non-specific symptom and may not be anything to worry about, but it may be part of a bigger picture that may need attention. It all depends on your recovery. If your pain is improving and function is slowly getting better, then you may need to watch it and consult your doc if other symptoms are present or recovery halts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedic Surgeons: Frozen shoulders or calcific tendinitis can be treated conservatively by orthopedic surgeons in most cases. ...Read more
Not sure: As mentioned in prior q, shoulder prob should be seen by shoulder expert. Arthrography is seeing the joint through a scope and the injecting medicine directly into joint, or dye to see it better, if air is injected, it will distend area to some degree. Check w the expert. ...Read more
Some maybe - most no: Most frozen dinners contain a lot of extra sodium and preservatives that you wouldn't use if you cooked the meal at home. You really need to read labels carefully. There are some fairly decent kinds though. Companies like artisan bistro, amy's and kashi make some that are better -- again, check the label to see what you're buying. Important also to include some fresh foods in your diet. ...Read more