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My dad is diabetic and has gotten frozen shoulder, what can he do?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Remain active

Diabetes is a risk factor for frozen shoulder.
You get pain, stiffness and decrease range of motion with this condition. Treatment is to use non-steroid antiinflammatory medications + physical therapy +/- steroid injections (be careful in diabetic, you might need to see ur doc to adjust dm regimen). Be patient, it takes a long time to see progress (2 weeks-months). Surgery also a treatment option.

In brief: Remain active

Diabetes is a risk factor for frozen shoulder.
You get pain, stiffness and decrease range of motion with this condition. Treatment is to use non-steroid antiinflammatory medications + physical therapy +/- steroid injections (be careful in diabetic, you might need to see ur doc to adjust dm regimen). Be patient, it takes a long time to see progress (2 weeks-months). Surgery also a treatment option.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Richard Scofield
Internal Medicine - Diabetology

In brief: Physical therapy

The initial therapy for frozen shoulder involves non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (your dad should clear this with his physician).
There are home exercises such as the jackins exercises that he could do (3-4 times daily). It would be a good idea for him to be followed by physical theapist for this condition. If this does not work then he should see his physician for referral to an orthopedist.

In brief: Physical therapy

The initial therapy for frozen shoulder involves non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (your dad should clear this with his physician).
There are home exercises such as the jackins exercises that he could do (3-4 times daily). It would be a good idea for him to be followed by physical theapist for this condition. If this does not work then he should see his physician for referral to an orthopedist.
Dr. Richard Scofield
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