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What can I do for my adhesive capsulitis of shoulder without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my adhesive capsulitis of shoulder without going to a doctor?

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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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What sort of problem is adhesive capsulitis of shoulder (frozen shoulder)?

What sort of problem is adhesive capsulitis of shoulder (frozen 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

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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.

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

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What to do if I have frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Why does it hurt so bad when i first move it.?

What to do if I have frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Why does it hurt so bad when i first move it.?

See your doctor: You need to start moving it otherwise it will become permanent. See your doctor and physical therapist at once. It hurts because the tissues got inflamed and have scarred resulting in decreased motion and pain. ...Read more

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What are some food or supplement that would help in treating frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis?

What are some food or supplement that would help in treating frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Food supplement for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), what are some good ones?

Food supplement for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), what are some good ones?

Eat sensibly: Avoiding the very sugary, very salty and very greasy stuff. Your food choice won't impact your shoulder, but managing your diet will improve your overall health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get adhesive capsulitis of shoulder, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get adhesive capsulitis of shoulder, or is it unusual?

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

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Are the symptoms of adhesive capsulitis of shoulder bad?

Yes: Symptoms of adhesive capsulitis involve decreased mobility of the shoulder joint and pain with movement. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
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Adhesive Capsulitis (Definition)

Adhesive capsulitis is also known as Frozen shoulder. 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 ...Read more