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Shoulder Clinic
MADI SHOULDER HOSPITAL

Frozen Shoulder

What is frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is not an isolated disease, but a limitation of the active and passive range of motion of the shoulder joints, with no other identified cause.
In other words, the shoulder joint is stiffened with the pain of the shoulder, which means that the movement is restricted.
The cause of frozen shoulder is persistent fixation, age, diabetes, severe trauma or mild trauma. Especially, diabetes increases the risk more than 5 times, and bilateral cases are common.

MRI images

The MRA image shows that the joints and ribs are thickened and the joint volume is reduced.

Frozen shoulder (medical information)

If my shoulder is sore and my arm does not move well, is it a frozen shoulder?
NO! When the shoulder is sore and the arm is not lifted, the frozen shoulder usually comes to mind.
However, it is often the case that the tendon called the rotator cuff that rotates with the shoulder is broken or calcified tendinitis, so proper examination and treatment are needed.

MRI image shows a rotator cuff rupture.

Calcification is seen on the shoulder
spinus on the X-ray.

Do I need to exercise while holding the pain when I have a frozen shoulder?
NO! In order to prevent shoulder stiffness, patients who have suffered from pain and are only physically treated often do not improve or even deteriorate. In fact, 70% of the patients coming to the hospital after a long period of physical therapy or herbal treatment are diagnosed as other diseases. Therefore, accurate diagnosis and treatment appropriate for the illness are important.

Treatment of frozen shoulder

Medication and injection therapy

It is the most basic treatment for shoulder pain and joint movement recovery from frozen shoulder.

Self-exercise therapy

Once the pain has been regulated to a certain extent, self-exercising can be done at home to recover the shoulder movement.

Arthroscopic surgery

If other therapies are not effective in improving pain and joint motions, you can restore the range of motion of the joints under anesthesia with arthroscopy and, in severe cases, perform arthroscopic surgery to relieve the joints. Arthroscopic surgery can be used not only for the treatment of frozen shoulder, but also for the treatment and treatment of other lesions in the joints.