What Are The Approaches To Treat Frozen Shoulder
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Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects the shoulder joint with pain and stiffness, and if it increases it becomes even more worse. The capsule becomes so thick and tight with the frozen shoulder that it is difficult to move. Bands of scar tissue form. The joint is not properly lubricated since there is less of a liquid called synovial fluid. These things further limit the motion.
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What is Frozen Shoulder?
A frozen shoulder is a joint with a significant loss in all parts of its range of motion. The scope of constant movement is confined not only when the patient tries to move, but also when the doctor tries to move the joint while the patient is relaxing fully. Medically, frozen shoulder is known as “Adhesive Capsulitis”.
The shoulder joint’s ligaments, tendons and bones are wrapped in a connective tissue pocket. When this capsule thickens, it tightens the shoulder joint leads to the development of a frozen shoulder, limiting its movement.
Doctors are not aware why this occurs to some people, even though it is more likely to happen to people with diabetes or those who have had to immobilize their shoulder for some period, such as after surgery or an arm fracture.
Generally frozen shoulder increases in three types of stages. Every stage can last up to 6 months to 12 months.
- Stage 1 (Freezing): Every shoulder movement causes discomfort, and the range of motion of your shoulder begins to be reduced.
- Stage 2 (Frozen): During this level, pain can start to decrease. The shoulder is getting stiffer, though, and it becomes difficult to use.
- Stage 3 (Thawing): The shoulder’s range of motion starts to increase.
Compression Packs: These can help in diminishing the pain and swelling. It may help to alternate between the two packs. These can be purchased online.
Corticosteroid Injections: A type of steroid hormone that reduces pain and swelling can be injected into the joint of the shoulder to relieve pain. Repeated corticosteroid injections, however, are discouraged as they can have adverse effects, including additional shoulder damage.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS): It happens by numbing the ends of the nerves that regulate pain in the spinal cord. The TENS device places tiny electrodes and small electrical pads on the affected arm, which are applied to the body. Different TENS products can be bought online from different brands.
Shoulder manipulation: Under general anaesthetic, the patient’s shoulder joint is shifted gently.
Arthroscopy for Shoulder Joint: A minimally invasive surgery that is used in a small percentage of cases. To extract any scar tissue or adhesions, a small endoscope or tube is inserted into the shoulder joint using a small incision.
Depending on the severity of the signs and symptoms, the doctor will suggest an appropriate option.
Physical therapy: This can include fitness preparation to retain as much strength and flexibility as possible without tensing the shoulder or experiencing too much discomfort.
Painkillers: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen, can be obtained over-the-counter or online and can reduce inflammation and relieve mild pain. Acetaminophen (paracetamol, Tylenol) is prescribed for extended use and can also be purchased online.
Prescription painkillers may reduce pain, such as codeine, an opiate-based painkiller. Not all painkillers are appropriate for every patient, so testing options with the doctor is essential.
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