What Is Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen shoulder also known as adhesive capsulitis, a condition in which your shoulder is pain and stiff. Frozen shoulder usually worsen over time and then resolve within one year or more. Frozen shoulder could be increased if you are recovering from other medical condition such as mastectomy and stroke.
What Are the Symptoms Will You Experienced?
Frozen shoulder usually develop slowly, and depends on the stages. Each stage last a number of months.
- Freezing stage (last 6 to 9 months)
- Pain in every movement of your shoulder, range of motion limited.
- Frozen stage (last 4 to 12 months)
- Pain started to diminish, but shoulder become stiffer.
- Thawing stage (last more than 6 months to 2 years)
- Shoulder range of motion started to improve
What Cause Frozen Shouler to Occur?
- Age and sex
- People age 40 and above, particularly women are more likely to have frozen shoulder.
- Reduce in shoulder mobility
- Immobility on the shoulder results from many factors such as stroke, recovery from surgery, rotator cuff injury an broken arm.
- Systemic disease
- Some disease may increase the risk to develop frozen shoulder such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, thyroidism, tuberculosis and cardiovascular disease.
How to Diagnose if You Have Frozen Shoulder?
- Physical exam by doctor
- Injection of anesthetic in your shoulder
What Are the Common Treatments for Frozen Shoulder?
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen or aspirin
- Physical therapy: strengthening and stretching exercise
- Joint distension
- Shoulder manipulation