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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
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
Shoulder acting frozen but had to carry heavy bag on vacation. Just locked it and picked up and lugged. Any risk?
Had cortisone put in shoulder for frozen shoulder 3 weeks ago. Its stopped working already. Can I have more put in yet?
Cortisone: Cortisone is great to treat inflammation but can weaken structures like tendons and ligaments. For this reason, it is too early for another steroid injection. You need non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. If this fails, an anthroscopic procedure to break up adhesions. ...Read more
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
Inflammation: The technical name for a frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis. The shoulder capsule becomes inflamed and constricted, leading to loss in motion of the shoulder. Physical therapy is the gold standard treatment, if that is not successful surgery including either a manipulation under anesthesia or an arthroscopic lysis of adhesions is done. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frozen shoulder: There are 2 main ussues concerning frozen shoulder. One is pain, the other loss of motion and function. Pain is best managed with nsaids, and occasionally intraarticulr cortisone injections. Loss of motion is best addressed with gentle but frequent stretching. Physical therapy can be very helpful as well. Need an xrays to make sure you do not have arthritis. Good luck! ...Read more
See orthopaedist.: Diagnosing frozen shoulder can be tricky. In some cases, the shoulder freezes for no particular reason. In others, the loss of motion is secondary to another problem in the shoulder. The distinction is difficult, and requires a careful examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer