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Is adhesive capsulitis of shoulder painful?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very

Quite painful in early stages.

In brief: Very

Quite painful in early stages.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Often when it starts as a tendonities or bursitis, it can be very painful. If the patient is seen at that point, one might be able to avoid adhesive capsulitis/frozen shoulder. Unfortunately, once the shoulder becomes stiff, the pain might decrease, but it might require 3-4 months of therapy to regain the motion.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

At the onset, it could be quite painful.
Some patients require medication or a cortisone injection, to cope with the pain. As you progress through physical therapy, the pain gradually goes away.

In brief: Yes.

At the onset, it could be quite painful.
Some patients require medication or a cortisone injection, to cope with the pain. As you progress through physical therapy, the pain gradually goes away.
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