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Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I have frozen shoulder physio gave me leaflet with exercises, explained nothing. Is there anything else I can do to recover/heal and how long it last?

I have frozen shoulder physio gave me leaflet with exercises, explained nothing. Is there anything else I can do to recover/heal and how long it last?

Yes: Supervised physical therapy (not simply a home program) will usually take care of it. If it does not, a manipulation under anesthesia or an arthroscopic lysis of adhesions is often required. Thanks.

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Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I'm getting a cortisone shot of 40 mg of depomedrol (methylprednisolone) 4 frozen shoulder how long will that last? Will be having pt. Getting it done through CT scan

? Clarify: You are getting a shot of depo in your shoulder or buttocks? It will last longer (no one can say how long) if it is injected into your glenohumeral joint for your DX of frozen shoulder.Pt can be very helpful. If no improvement over a period of time (2-3 months)w/pt/nsaids and injections arthroscopic selective capsulotomy can be very effective. Gl!

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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How long does it takes a frozen shoulder to be fixed with pt?

How long does it takes a frozen shoulder to be fixed with pt?

8-16 months: Whether you participate in physical therapy or not, a frozen shoulder can take up to a year and a half to resolve. The initial inflammation may not last long, but the stiffness can. Forcing the shoulder to move too early does not necessarily speed up recovery. Sometimes, the frozen shoulder is associated with rotator cuff tears or repairs, which is a different situation altogether.

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I m suffering from frozen shoulder from last 7 months. No relief from medicines, therepies. What can I do?

I m suffering from frozen shoulder from last 7 months. No relief from medicines, therepies. What can I do?

See ORS: You are getting a shot of depo in your shoulder or buttocks? It will last longer (no one can say how long) if it is injected into your glenohumeral joint for your DX of frozen shoulder.PT can be very helpful. If no improvement over a period of time (2-3 months)w/PT/NSAIDs and injections arthroscopic selective capsulotomy can be very effective. GL! (this answer was ' recycled '. Ask more if needed!

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I had a biceps tenodesis last year then got frozen shoulder. Finally I felt normal 6 weeks ago. Then I overstretched and now in pain each day. Advice?

Keep moving: Hopefully it was something simple like that you may have just stretched or broke apart some scar tissue. I would certainly recommend you keep moving to prevent any recurrence of the frozen shoulder. If it does not get better soon, consider being checked.

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY Dr. IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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On frozen shoulder, how long will it take to rehab with stretch and massage therapy?

On frozen shoulder, how long will it take to rehab with stretch and massage therapy?

Shoulder: Be patient. Frozen shoulder may take up to 6 months to resolve. Work with your team of doctors, specialists, and physical therapist.

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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I had cortisone shot in frozen shoulder. Can it cause hot flashes and sleeplessness. How long before this goes away.

I had cortisone shot in frozen shoulder. Can it cause hot flashes and sleeplessness. How long before this goes away.

Not likely: The hot flashes could be related to your hormonal state. Sleeplessness may be constellation of depression and poor sleep hygiene. See your doctor for further management.

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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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How long can I take the combination of Myonal, Feldene and Lyrica (pregabalin) for Frozen Shoulder pain management?

How long can I take the combination of Myonal, Feldene and Lyrica (pregabalin) for Frozen Shoulder pain management?

Frozen shoulder: Needs PHYSICAL THERAPY and sometimes LYSIS (BREAKING) of adhesions (scarring) with examination under anesthesia!!!!! Continued use of these medications (especially in COMBINATION) is NOT a good idea! Hope this helps Dr Z

Dr. Audie Rolnick Dr. Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Alex Meyers Dr. Meyers
Surgery - Hand Surgery
21 years in practice
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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.

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Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne Dr. Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
22 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
Sports Medicine
23 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. J.Milo Sewards Dr. Sewards
Orthopedic Surgery
17 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

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Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
Urology
40 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
Sports Medicine
23 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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.

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Adhesive Capsulitis Of Shoulder (Definition)

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