Frozen shoulder – is a condition characterized by pain & stiffness in the shoulder joint. It is also called as adhesive capsulitis
Frozen shoulder typically develops slowly, and in three stages. Each stage generally last for 3 months
Cause of frozen shoulder is unknown but more likely to occur in people who have diabetes or those who recently had to immobilize their shoulders for a long period, following an injury or after surgery.
People age 40 and older, particular women are more likely to have frozen shoulder.
It’s a self – limiting problems but requires pain management. A short course of NSAID’s followed by physiotherapy should get good relief. In some cases where the pain is worse and the patient is not able to do the physio, a cortisone shot in the joint gives a good relief & improve shoulder mobility.
Surgery for frozen shoulder is rare but if nothing else has helped then your surgeon may recommend surgery to remove adhesions. It is usually done arthroscopically.