Frozen Shoulder

Symptoms – Are you experiencing Frozen Shoulder? 

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. It is characterized by a stiff, painful shoulder that is difficult to move and may feel “frozen” or stuck in place. The condition typically develops gradually over time and can be caused by a variety of factors, such as shoulder injury or surgery, prolonged immobility (such as after a cast or sling), or underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or thyroid disorders.

Symptoms of frozen shoulder may include:

  • Pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint
  • Difficulty moving the shoulder or performing everyday activities
  • Aching or dull pain in the shoulder
  • Decreased range of motion in the shoulder

Treatment for frozen shoulder typically involves physical therapy and exercises to improve mobility and strength in the shoulder joint. In some cases, medications or injections may be used to help manage pain and inflammation. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment of frozen shoulder.

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What causes Frozen Shoulder? 

Frozen shoulder is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. It is not fully understood what causes frozen shoulder, but it is thought to be the result of inflammation and scarring in the shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder typically develops gradually over time and may be caused by a variety of factors, such as:

  • Shoulder injury or surgery: Frozen shoulder can sometimes develop after a shoulder injury or surgery, particularly if the shoulder is immobilized for an extended period of time.
  • Prolonged immobility: Frozen shoulder can also develop if the shoulder is not used for an extended period of time, such as after a cast or sling.
  • Medical conditions: Some medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and heart disease, may increase the risk of developing frozen shoulder.
  • Age: Frozen shoulder is more common in people over the age of 40.

It is not always clear what triggers the development of frozen shoulder, and in some cases, the condition may develop spontaneously without an apparent cause. If you are experiencing symptoms of frozen shoulder, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

How to treat your Frozen Shoulder? 

Treatment for frozen shoulder typically involves a combination of physical therapy and exercises to improve mobility and strength in the shoulder joint. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain and improve function in the shoulder. Some specific treatment options for frozen shoulder may include:

  1. Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help to improve mobility and strength in the shoulder joint. Your physical therapist may recommend stretching and range of motion exercises, as well as strengthening exercises to help improve function in the shoulder.
  2. Pain management: Over-the-counter or prescription pain medications may be used to help manage pain and discomfort associated with frozen shoulder. In some cases, injections of corticosteroids or other medications may be used to help reduce inflammation and pain.
  3. Heat and cold therapy: Applying heat or cold to the shoulder may help to reduce pain and improve mobility. Heat can be applied using a heating pad or warm compress, while cold can be applied using ice packs or a cold compress.
  4. Assistive devices: Using assistive devices, such as a cane or reacher, can help to reduce the strain on the shoulder and make it easier to perform everyday activities.

It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment of frozen shoulder. They can recommend the best treatment options for your specific needs and help you to develop a treatment plan that will help you to regain mobility and strength in your shoulder.

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