Shoulder Frozen Overview
Another name for Shoulder Frozen is Adhesive Capsulitis.
What is adhesive capsulitis?
A person with adhesive capsulitis has chronic inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint. The inflammation results in scarring.
What are the symptoms of adhesive capsulitis?
Common symptoms of adhesive capsulitis include shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness, and decreased range of motion in the shoulder joint. A person with adhesive capsulitis is unable to raise the hand above the head.
How does the doctor treat adhesive capsulitis?
Treatment for adhesive capsulitis may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, narcotic pain medications, and corticosteroids. A longer course of physical therapy is usually required to restore normal range of motion. Treatment for severe adhesive capsulitis may include shoulder surgery.
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