Frozen Shoulder

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Overview

Frozen shoulder (adhesive casulitis) is when the shoulder is painful and loses motion because of inflammation. The shoulder can become stiff and it may be difficult for you to move it at all. This occurs after a time when you have been less active because of another injury or recovering from a surgery.

Risks

Medical conditions and other factors may increase the risk of frozen shoulder:

  • Previous injury of arm/shoulder where often the shoulder were immobilised
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Advanced age
  • Other diseases, such as: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson’s disease, and cardiac diseases
Treatment

Frozen shoulder generally gets better over time. The goal of the treatment is to control pain and restore motion and strength through physiotherapy.

  • Mobilisation techniques
  • Exercises to increase range of motion, strengthen weak muscles and stretch tight muscles