Stretching. Gentle passive stretching exercises performed several times daily can be beneficial. P.T. For ultrasound and to monitor range of motion can also be helpful. Most frozen shoulder will correct itself over time of 6 months to 2 years, .
Frozen shoulder. Therpay is the keystone of treatment for a frozen shoulder i.E it needs to get moving even though this can be painful. The alternative is that it just gets harder to treat. Analgesics and other medications including cortisone injection can be used in conjunction with the therapy. Occasionally surgical manipulation. It's important to identify the underlying cause i.E bursitis, impingment etc..
Frozen shoulder. X rays and a MRI should be ordered to evaluate for underlying osteoarthritis that can present a picture of capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and other sources including a rotator cuff tear. Physical therapy should be instituted and an ultrasound guided intraarticular cortisone injection can be placed. Some physicians even claim that a Botox injection can be placed. If all fails then arthroscopic surg.
Many options. 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 arthroiscopic surgery with release of adhesions can be very successful.
PT and Cortisone. The first step is to be properly diagnosed. The hallmark symptoms of frozen shoulder are stiffness and pain. However, there are other conditions with similar presentation. Once confirmed, treatments generally starts with nonoperative options. Physical therapy, cortisone injection into the shoulder joint and anti-inflammatories can all be beneficial. If unsuccessful arthroscopy is a good option.