Frozen Shoulder: Causes and treatment
What is Frozen shoulder?
A frozen shoulder occurs in the shoulder joint. It causes difficulty of motion and is extremely painful. It is the thickening, inflammation, scarring, and shrinkage of the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint.
Any kind of shoulder injury can lead to a frozen shoulder. It occurs more frequently in people suffering from diabetes, shoulder arthritis and if someone has undergone chest surgery. No movement of shoulder from a long time can also lead to a frozen shoulder.
What are the symptoms of frozen shoulder?
The main symptom of frozen shoulder is that it restricts the movement of the shoulder and is extremely painful while doing so. The stiffness makes it difficult to make a simple movement and makes it difficult to perform very simple and basic tasks.
What is the treatment for frozen shoulder?
The treatment for frozen shoulder requires aggressive treatment. A combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, physiotherapy, and cortisol injections are injected into the shoulder to get rid of frozen shoulder pain. Exercises, heavy lifting, sudden jerking motions or stretches must be avoided when one is suffering from a frozen shoulder.
Sometimes, frozen shoulders are resistant to the treatment. Patients with resistant frozen shoulder pain can opt for a shoulder arthroscopic surgery that can help release the scar tissue after administering anesthesia. Once the surgery is done, it is important to partake in an active exercise program. The mobility and function are optimized only with the continued exercise of the shoulder.
What is the course of time needed to treat a frozen shoulder?
The treatment period for a frozen shoulder depends on the response to the physiotherapy, medications, treatment, and exercises. Injuring the shoulder during the healing period must be avoided.