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What could be done for s frozrn shoulder?
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
9 doctors agree
In brief: Frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder typically resolves itself.
Exercises to stretch the shoulder joint can be done, alone or in pt. Nsaids and cortisone injections can lessen pain. Rarely, a motion gaining surgery (manipulation under anesthesia or capsular release) may be required.

In brief: Frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder typically resolves itself.
Exercises to stretch the shoulder joint can be done, alone or in pt. Nsaids and cortisone injections can lessen pain. Rarely, a motion gaining surgery (manipulation under anesthesia or capsular release) may be required.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Brian Badman
I generally advise gentle stretching focusing on external rotation. A capsular steroid injection placed under ultrasound can be very helpful to speed this self limited process. Although self limited there are case reports of it taking 2-4 years to run its course. Injections spaced 6 weeks apart with a max of three have proven very effective in my practice and surgery is rarely necessary. Be sure to check for associated thyroid disorders or diabetes as often times can be associated.
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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, .

In brief: 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, .
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Therapy
Best treatment is to perform gentle stretching on a daily basis.
Many patients benefit from seeing a therapist weekly to help with the stretches and to make sure improvement is occurring. If pain is preventing progress, a cortisone injection may be helpful.

In brief: Therapy
Best treatment is to perform gentle stretching on a daily basis.
Many patients benefit from seeing a therapist weekly to help with the stretches and to make sure improvement is occurring. If pain is preventing progress, a cortisone injection may be helpful.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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..

In brief: 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..
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Variable treatment
Typically starting with physical therapy, anti inflammatory, cortisone injections.
Reaution can take up to 18 months with conservative treatment. Arthroscopic capsular release and manipulation can be performed surgically to expedite the process if patients plateau.

In brief: Variable treatment
Typically starting with physical therapy, anti inflammatory, cortisone injections.
Reaution can take up to 18 months with conservative treatment. Arthroscopic capsular release and manipulation can be performed surgically to expedite the process if patients plateau.
Dr. Charles Toman
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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Meislin
Dr. Robert Meislin
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Anthony Wei
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anthony Wei
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