Frozen shoulder is a condition affecting the shoulder movement and affects the shoulder joint severely. It usually leads to pain and stiffness in the shoulder. It gets worse with time and it takes the efforts of the surgeons to rectify the pain while improving the shoulder. The whole process of diagnosing and treatment can take from one year to three years. The shoulder is made of three bones that forms a ball and socket joint. They are your upper arm (humerus), shoulder blade (scapula), and collarbone (clavicle). With frozen shoulder, the capsule becomes so thick and tight that it’s hard to move. This is the biggest factor in limiting the mobility.
Symptoms for Frozen Shoulder:
Shoulder pain and stiffness is the primary symptoms of the frozen shoulder. The patient will likely feel a dull or achy pain in one shoulder. The pain worsens at night leaving you awake at the night time. There are 3 phases in the frozen shoulder pain.
- Freezing stage : There is pain in the shoulder whenever you try to move it. It worsens with time and is more painful during sleeping time. The mobility is hindered and lasts for the 9-12 months.
- Frozen: Pain reduces but the stiffness remains as it is. Moving your shoulder becomes tad more difficult and the daily activities are reduced. The stage lasts for 4-12 months.
- Thawing:The shoulder motion is back and the normal activities are resumed. The stage has a cycle of 6 months-2 years.
Causes for Frozen Shoulder:
Frozen shoulder occurs mostly in women than men, and the most susceptible to it are in the ages of 40 and 60. Recovering from a medical condition like a stroke, or surgery like a mastectomy that keeps you from moving your arm is also pinpointed as the risk factors. Diseases like heart disease, thyroid disease, or Parkinson’s disease and diabetes are also linked to frozen shoulder.
Treatment for Frozen Shoulder:
Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin or ibuprofen can help relieve the pain and inflammation in your shoulder. If you are in Surat or nearby that city, it makes sense to consult Dr Patel Chirag one of the best doctors in the world of shoulder and joint pain. If the symptoms remain intense, it takes a series of therapy and treatments for the overhauling of the shoulder injury.
- A corticosteroid injection
- Joint distension
- Physical therapy
- Shoulder manipulation
The whole treatment regime might include going to a physical therapist for strengthening and stretching exercises to improve your range of motion. Shoulder joint pain disrupts the person daily life by hindering the person mobility impacting their work and life cycle. Getting a good diagnosis and treatment is utterly important in case of frozen shoulder.
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