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Medicine For Adhesive Capsulitis Of Shoulder
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 more
What to do if I have frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Why does it hurt so bad when I first move it.?
I have SECONDARY adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Is it possible for my other shoulder to get this? I read that there's a 20-30% chance.
Many causes: Adhesive capsulitis can occur any time from many causes-diabetes; post surgical reaction; disuse, infection, etc. So, yes, you can get it. One thing most people don't realize is that what is often diagnosed as 'adhesive capsulitis' is actually shoulder motion frozen by severe pain from inflammed nerves like the axillary & suprascapular nerves. Find someone familiar w/neuroprolotherapy to check it out. ...Read more
What are some food or supplement that would help in treating frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis?
As a 30 year type-i diabetic I've had frozen shoulder. Now having similar pain in legs. Is adhesive capsulitis possible in other than the shoulder?
Yes: It can happen in other joints. I have treated patients with hip adhesive capsulitis. ...Read more
Yes: Symptoms of adhesive capsulitis involve decreased mobility of the shoulder joint and pain with movement. ...Read more
Not common: I would not say lots of people have adhesive capsulitis but it is not uncommon either. Most of the time it happens for reasons unknown in your non-dominant arm. It is best treated with management of the symptoms and rest. I can take upwards of 12-18 months to resolve. On rare occasions, surgery, therapy and injections are helpful. ...Read more
Stretching: You can try stretching and anti-inflammatories. I might be more concerned that if this is not the correct diagnosis delay in more formal evaluation may allow for disease progression. You could get some physical therapy. In severe cases the adhesions need to be "broken up" while under general anesthesia. ...Read more
I have had adhesive capsulitis on left shoulder for 9 months now. I am beginig to feel pain on right arm. How can I prevent AC on my right arm?
Keep your motion: First off see a specialist to determine the underlying risk factor for the capsulitis (diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, etc) and make sure the these risk factors are treated as well as the stiffness. Then I would implement a stringent bilateral range of motion program with a physical therapist. If you still lack motion after 6 months to a year then you may want to discuss surgical options. ...Read more
Stretching: Adhesive capsulitis aka "frozen shoulder" occurs when the shoulder capsule becomes thickened, contracted, and adherent. The most effective treatment is a gradual, progressive stretching and/or physical therapy program that mobilizes and stretches the shoulder capsule. Oral meds and injections can help with pain. If symptoms persist, surgical release is performed. Postop stretching is critical. ...Read more
Scarring of joint: Adhesive capsulitis is a process of joint stiffening caused by capsular thickening or scarring. It can be post-traumatic, post-operative, or idiopathic (unknown cause). Hallmarks are loss of motion and often joint pain. Treatment is usually initially aggressive physical therapy. ...Read more
Inflamed shoulder: Adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory shrinkage of the shoulder capsule that limits motion and causes pain. We do not know what causes this process to start. It will resolve without treatment is in 2-5 years, but you should seek treatment of steroid injections and pt. If that fails to help after 6 months, you are a candidate for an arthroscopic capsular release. ...Read more
Please translate-Severe tendopathy high grade partial thickness tearing from critical zone to insertion site. Nodular synovitis adhesive capsulitis?
I trying to find a doctor who will do arthrographic distension for adhesive capsulitis in the Northeast US (I live in southern Vermont).
Alternatives....: That procedure is fairly outdated, with limited success rate. Steroid injections, physical therapy, and manipulation are all considered, with arthroscopic capsular release as a last option of all else fails. See a shoulder specialist if your problem is not resolving with your current treatment regimen. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with early adhesive capsulitis. My doc prescribed cortisone injection. He asked me to decide: under fluoroscopy or ultrasound. Advice?
Fluoroscopy: The resolution of the images is higher with fluoroscopy making procedural adjustments easier. ...Read more
Have tear in labrum. Bone spur. Slight arthiritis (i'm 28). Surgeon states surgery will fix these issues and solve adhesive capsulitis. Is this true?
Too many things: A frozen shoulder is very painful and does not typically show up on a MRI like the other items do. These things typically do not go together. I would suggest another opinion from a shoulder specialist. I would suggest treating the adhesive capsulitis first and non-operatively. Then if you are still having issues, consider addressing the others with surgery. ...Read more
Type 1 diabetic bilateral adhesive capsulitis for 4 years-manipulation under anesthesia on left-no help-extensive physical therapy.-no help-now what?
Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?
Dupuytren's: Consider seeing a hand surgeon for a non-invasive treatment with na or xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). ...Read more
I had shoulder surgery 3 months ago and I am still in severe pain my MRI from friday shows adhesive capsulitis, burisits and low-grade fraying and partial disruption of the anterior supraspinatus, I had a bursectomy etc why do I have these problems still
Second Opinion: It is unclear from your question if you are having the same pain you were having prior to your shoulder operation and what the primary diagnosis was in recommending a shoulder operation? It is also not entirely clear to me what exactly was done during your operation and why? I recommend you consider a second opinion to first and foremost establish the primary and secondary diagnoses. ...Read more
I have severe humerus fracture with dislocation. I have plate and 8 screws in shoulder and arm. Also had second surgery adhesive capsulitis.?
What: Is your question? I hope you are doing well ...Read more
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-Provera 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! ...Read more
Is there any way of curing a frozen shoulder? My mother has it in her right shoulder and she can't even comb her hair now. Any medicines?
She can be helped: She needs a careful evaluation, as well as imaging like x-rays or other such as MRI to confirm the problem. A frozen shoulder can get better with exercise. You needed an evaluation by rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon to make sure we have the certain, correct diagnosis. You need to have very intense physical therapy as it may take many months, yes many months, for this to get better ...Read more
For A BolderShoulder: There is gobs of info if you check the web. Just Google 'frozen shoulder, home exercises.' As for the best? Whatever you are comfortable with at first. Take your time, progress slowly & see how you feel the next day. It could take several weeks, depending on how 'frozen' your shoulder is, how long it's been that way, & what caused it in the first place. You might consider some P.T. to get started. ...Read more