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Frozen Shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis

Frozen Shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis

Frozen Shoulder Adhesive CapsulitisFrozen Shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis, is a shoulder injury that causes stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. The stiffness can be a result of inflammation and a thicking of the shoulder joint capsule. Scarring in and around the shoulder joint and surrounding soft tissue can lead to adhesive capsulitis. Certain shoulder conditions such as tendonitis, and rotator cuff syndrome can result in a frozen should. As the shoulder joint stiffens over time the pain from frozen shoulder adhesive capsulitis will worsen. Frozen Shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis occurs more commonly in women and appears most often between the ages of 40-60. Most doctors do not know what causes frozen shoulder adhesive capsulitis, but prologed immobilization with shoulder slings or immobilizers can instigate the condition. Certain medical conditions like Diabetes, hyper and hyothyroidism can result in increased chances of developing frozen shoulder. Signs and symptoms typically begin slowly, but will worsen over time. A frozen shoulder may resolve within one or two years. Shoulder injuries can cause a great deal of pain, so a shoulder brace may be able to reduce pain or even increase the healing time. Treatment for frozen shoulder can involve stretching and exercises. Physical therapy, heat therapy NSAID’s and cortisone injections into the shoulder all help aleviate adhesive capsulitis.  There are a small percentage of cases that may require surgery to loosen the joint so that it can move more freely. The surgery involves removing scar tissue that is restricting movement. Rehabilitation of a frozen shoulder after surgery is very important to ensure a restoration of range of motion.

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