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Frozen Shoulder Symptoms and Treatment

Are you suffering from frozen shoulder syndrome, also known as adhesive capsulitis? Don’t let the pain and stiffness in your shoulder limit your daily activities any longer. At Holistiq Spine & Orthopaedic, we specialize in managing and treating frozen shoulder to help you regain mobility and improve your quality of life.

Understanding Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by limited shoulder movement due to inflammation and thickening of the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint capsule. As the name suggests, the shoulder feels “frozen” in its position, causing discomfort and difficulty in performing everyday tasks.

The symptoms of frozen shoulder progress through three stages: freezing, frozen, and thawing. During the freezing stage, shoulder stiffness and pain increase gradually. In the frozen stage, although pain may lessen, the shoulder remains stiff, impairing movement. Finally, during the thawing stage, pain decreases, and shoulder mobility gradually improves.

The exact cause of frozen shoulder is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to inflammation leading to the thickening and tightening of the shoulder joint capsule. Certain risk factors, such as age, gender, recent shoulder injuries, diabetes, and other health conditions, can increase the likelihood of developing frozen shoulder.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing frozen shoulder involves a thorough physical examination and may include X-rays to rule out other shoulder problems. Treatment typically focuses on relieving pain and stiffness through minimally invasive procedures, pain-relieving medications, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory nutrition.

For cases that do not respond to conservative treatments, more advanced interventions may be necessary, including cortisone injections, manipulation under anesthesia, or shoulder arthroscopy. Our team of experts will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Prevention and Outlook

While frozen shoulder cannot always be prevented, early intervention and proper management of shoulder injuries can help reduce the risk. With the right approach, most individuals experience significant improvement in shoulder mobility and function within a year or less. Even without treatment, gradual recovery is possible over time.

Experience Relief with Our Specialized Care

Living with frozen shoulder can be challenging, but you don’t have to face it alone. At Holistiq Spine & Orthopaedic, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and effective treatments to help you overcome the limitations of frozen shoulder. Call us today at (469) 444-7246 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards reclaiming your mobility and independence. Don’t let frozen shoulder hold you back any longer—let us help you find relief and get back to enjoying life to the fullest.

**Disclaimer: This webpage is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional for personalized diagnosis and treatment.

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