What's the best treatment to get rid of adhesive capsulitis of shoulder?

Stretching. Adhesive capsulitis aka "frozen shoulder" occurs when the shoulder capsule becomes thickened, contracted, and adherent. The most effective treatment is a gradual, progressive stretching and/or physical therapy program that mobilizes and stretches the shoulder capsule. Oral meds and injections can help with pain. If symptoms persist, surgical release is performed. Postop stretching is critical.
Therapy, injection. And more therapy. This can take 18mo to resolve. Surgery can expedite this or treat frozen shoulder resistant to therapy.

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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.

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...

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...

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...
PT. usually needs cortisone, antiinflammatories, aggressive PT. sometimes requires surgery. natural antiinflammatories include Bromelain, tart cherries, gucosamine, tumeric. Read more...
Time...good luck! Unfortunately there's little evidence to show that any treatment will shorten the time course. However, PT can help maintain some activity level. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) NSAIDS or steroid injection into joint may help with pain. F/u with primary doc to determine primary vs secondary condition and rule out any other underlying systemic problems. Expect 12-18 month course with 3 stages (freezing, frozen, thawing). Read more...

What sort of problem is adhesive capsulitis of shoulder (frozen shoulder)?

Shoulder pain stiffn. Sjpilderpaon and stiffness inflamation of shoulder joint capsule resolves on its owmonabouta year. Read more...
Let me explain. In frozen shoulder, the smooth tissues of the shoulder capsule become thick, stiff, and inflamed. Resulting in limited range of motion frozen shoulder generally gets better over time, although it may take up to 3 years. The focus of treatment is to control pain and restore motion and strength through physical therapy. And may need to move the shoulder under anesthesia. Read more...
Inflamed shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory shrinkage of the shoulder capsule that limits motion and causes pain. We do not know what causes this process to start. It will resolve without treatment is in 2-5 years, but you should seek treatment of steroid injections and pt. If that fails to help after 6 months, you are a candidate for an arthroscopic capsular release. Read more...
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...

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...

I have had adhesive capsulitis on left shoulder for 9 months now. I am beginig to feel pain on right arm. How can I prevent AC on my right arm?

Keep your motion. First off see a specialist to determine the underlying risk factor for the capsulitis (diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, etc) and make sure the these risk factors are treated as well as the stiffness. Then i would implement a stringent bilateral range of motion program with a physical therapist. If you still lack motion after 6 months to a year then you may want to discuss surgical options. Read more...

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...