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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Frozen Shoulder (Definition)

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a disorder of the shoulder causing pain, stiffness and loss of motion. Injury, inflammation and/or medical disorders, especially diabetes, causes the shoulder joint capsule to contract. This contraction of the joint capsule is initially painful and results in loss of motion. Sometimes injections and therapy can resolve the ...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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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


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