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Treatments for frozen shoulder? Are they permanent?

Treatments for frozen shoulder? Are they permanent?

Treatment: Includes therapy, injections and sometimes surgery. Once it resolves, the shoulder should be fine. ...Read more

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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


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Can you tell me the remedies/treatments for frozen shoulder?

Can you tell me the remedies/treatments for frozen shoulder?

Physical therapy, : Most times aggressive physical therapy is the first line treatment for frozen shoulder(also known as adhesive capsulitis). Sometimes a cortisone injection is helpful. If physical therapy does not improve the motion then an outpatient surgery can be performed called manipulation under anesthesia. The physician can move the frozen shoulder while the patient is under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Gp said I have frozen shoulder have suffered for years but no treatments offered !? Now after a bad attack have aching arm n find ironing ect hard

Gp said I have frozen shoulder have suffered for years but no treatments offered !? Now after a bad attack have aching arm n find ironing ect hard

Frozen shoulders: Can be treated with a cortisone injection followed by physical therapy. Frozen shoulders are more common in diabetics for some reason not yet known. Any therapy and steroid injection should help somewhat even if it has been stiff for a long time. ...Read more

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What is the best therapy for frozen shoulder pain?

What is the best therapy for frozen shoulder pain?

Joint injection: Usually joint injection relief the pain and help the movement. ...Read more

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If physical therapy & mulipulation did not help my frozen shoulder, what is the next ste?

If physical therapy & mulipulation did not help my frozen shoulder, what is the next ste?

Frozen shoulder: If physical therapy did not solve the problem adequately then surgical intervention is often needed. While manipulation under anesthesia can be helpful, a more aggressive arthroscopic release of adhesions/capsular release can also be necessary. Talk with your doctor regarding further recommendations. ...Read more

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Should I get a nerve block and physical therapy for a frozen shoulder?

PT: Physical therapy is the cornerstone of treatment, in resistant cases localize steroid injection or even manipulation under anesthetic may become necessary remember the less you move your shoulder the worse the pain. ...Read more

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I've been using physical therapy to treat frozen shoulder. Does anyone recommend seeing a chiropractor as well? Pros? Cons?

Watch this video: Adhesive capsulitis is, at its core, an inflammatory process. While chiropractic treatments can be complementary and facilitate pain relief, treating the inflammation gets to the root problem. Watch this video (http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e) for a complete discussion of the causes of and treatment of adhesive capsulitis. ...Read more

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Should physical therapy for cipro (ciprofloxacin) induced frozen shoulder be different than pt for frozen shoulder caused by an injury?

Should physical therapy for cipro (ciprofloxacin) induced frozen shoulder be different than pt for frozen shoulder caused by an injury?

Frozen shoulder: Exercises to treat frozen shoulder are pretty standard and focused on the condition not what cuased it. Generally initial goal is to achieve range of motion w gentle passive range of motion then progress to active assist and stregthening. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with frozen shoulder and am having physio therapy. Today after therapy i began having throbbing pain in armpit. Is it related , I have extreme health anxiety and am terrified ?

Likely.: A frozen shoulder is caused by collapse of the shoulder joint capsule, and adhesion of the capsule onto itself. During pt, sometimes the capsule is stretched and the adhesion may come apart. It can be very painful. It should resolve with time, but if you are concerned, notify your physician. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can be done for a "frozen" shoulder?

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

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How do I know if I have a frozen shoulder?

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 more

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What is a frozen shoulder and is it painful?

Adhesive capsulitis: Yes it is very painful! http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001490/.

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What are some ways to alleviate a frozen shoulder?

Onjection&therapy: I frozen shoulder is a common problem, especially among diabetics. It is usually self-limiting, but may take a year to resolve. Intra-articular injections of steroids and therapy with aggressive stretching can help speed up the process. Arthoscpoic surgery with manipulation is also a treatment option. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Toman
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Adhesive Capsulitis Of Shoulder (Definition)

Frozen shoulder is the common name for adhesive capsulitis. Presents with limited motion and pain at the extremes of motion. Make sure to get an x-ray to be sure that arthritis is not present as they often ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Frozen Shoulder (Definition)

A disorder of the shoulder causing pain, stiffness, ...Read more