Frozen shoulder


What is frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is also called Adhesive Capsulitis. Patients feel restricted motion and chronic pain  around shoulder area due to connective tissues around GH joint being inflamed and stiff. 


Why do we have frozen shoulder

Usually we can find following situations on the patients with frozen shoulder. 

1) Exceed Adhesion - likely developed due to reduced motion

2)  Injured rotator cuff muscle - the muscles injured and not managed properly, it causes inflammation spreading to surrounding area

3) Misalignment - the misalignment around scapular and shoulder area 


What can I do ?

1) Corticosteroid (steroid injection) - which helps manage inflammation but with some side effects.

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2) Hydrodilatation - According to S. Rymaruk1 and C. Peach1, Cartosonhydrodilatation can be supported for short-term management.  There is a role for hydrodilatation as a repeat procedure in patients with incomplete recovery but not as a standardised treatment plan. (res: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5706054/)

3) Exercise  - It is a nature self-help way.  Appropriate exercises are helpful for recovering.

4) Remedial Massage  -  Able to help patient increase range of motion, reduce tension of muscles,  manage pain and increases metabolism, these facts would be helpful for reducing recovery period.


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