Frozen Shoulder Specialist

Frozen Shoulder Specialist. What is Frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder also called Adhesive Capsulitis. Frozen Shoulder is a disorder where the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder becomes inflamed and stiff and abnormal bands of tissue form restricting motion and causing chronic pain.

Frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the general population. It most commonly affects people between the ages of 40 and 60, and occurs in women more often than men.

Frozen Shoulder Specialist

Frozen Shoulder Specialist

What are the symptoms of Frozen Shoulder?

As per our frozen shoulder specialist, symptoms of frozen shoulder  is usually dull or aching. It is typically worse early in the course of the disease and when you move your arm. The pain is usually located over the outer shoulder area and sometimes the upper arm.

What Are The Causes of Frozen Shoulder?

The cause for frozen shoulder is unknown. Nonetheless, there are a number of risk factors which includes diabetes, stroke, accidents, lung disease, connective tissue disorders, and heart disease.

Frozen shoulder can develop after a shoulder has been immobilized for a period of time due to surgery, a fracture, or other injury. Having patients move their shoulders soon after injury or surgery is one measure prescribed to prevent frozen shoulder.

How Is It Frozen Shoulder diagnosed?

The joint becomes so tight and stiff that it is nearly impossible to carry out simple movements for example raising the arm. The range of movement is severely restricted.

X-rays. Dense structures, such as bone, show up clearly on x-rays. X-rays may show other problems in your shoulder, such as arthritis.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. These studies can create better images of problems with soft tissues, such as a torn rotator cuff.

Frozen Shoulder Specialist Treatment

As per our frozen shoulder specialist, the treatment is a combination of medication, physiotherapy and home exercise. Some patients require manipulation of the shoulder joint under anaesthesia to break down the abnormal tissue bands. Arthroscopic debridement of the scar tissue may be necessary for more severe cases.

Manipulation under anesthesia. During this procedure, you are put to sleep. Your doctor will force your shoulder to move which causes the capsule and scar tissue to stretch or tear. This releases the tightening and increases range of motion.

Shoulder arthroscopy. In this procedure, your doctor will cut through tight portions of the joint capsule. This is done using pencil-sized instruments inserted through small incisions around your shoulder.

an arthroscope show a normal shoulder joint lining (left) vs an inflamed joint lining damaged by frozen shoulder.

 

NOTE: Don’t let your shoulder pain affects your daily activities. Get your Shoulder checked and proper treatment today, please call (65) 64762106 for an appointment.¬†

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