Frozen Shoulder

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint, making it difficult to move. Here are some important things to know about frozen shoulder

Ways to Prevent Frozen shoulder
  • Maintaining good shoulder mobility through regular exercise and stretching
  • Avoiding activities that put excessive strain on the shoulder joint
  • Seeking treatment for any shoulder injuries or conditions that may lead to frozen shoulder
What Causes Frozen shoulder?
  • The exact cause of frozen shoulder is unknown, but it is believed to be related to inflammation and scar tissue formation in the shoulder joint.
  • Certain factors can increase the risk of developing frozen shoulder, including age, gender (more common in women), and certain medical conditions such as diabetes.
Frozen shoulder Symptoms
  • Pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint
  • Limited range of motion in the shoulder, particularly when trying to raise the arm or reach behind the back
  • Pain that worsens at night, particularly when lying on the affected shoulder
  • Gradual onset of symptoms over time
When to See the Doctor
  • If you experience persistent shoulder pain and stiffness that limits your range of motion
  • If you have difficulty sleeping due to shoulder pain
  • If you have a history of shoulder injury or surgery and are experiencing symptoms of frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder Treatment
  • Physical therapy to improve shoulder range of motion and strength
  • Pain medication or anti-inflammatory medication to relieve pain and inflammation
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Arthroscopic surgery to remove scar tissue and improve range of motion
How Dr. Kunal Patel Can Help

Dr. Kunal Patel is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions, including frozen shoulder. He can perform a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for your individual needs. Dr. Patel uses advanced surgical techniques and technology to provide personalized and effective care to his patients, helping them achieve optimal outcomes and regain their shoulder function.