Frozen Shoulder? Know Its Symptoms and Treatments

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The chances are that you or someone is known to you must have experienced immovable and stiffed arms full of excruciating pain, which especially increases while moving arms and shoulder. This pain and stiffness can make you highly inactive, disabled, and sometimes worth of nothing. WHO registered more than 1 million cases of frozen shoulder every year. And the numbers can be seen in increasing order with the increase in the number of sufferers. Usually, people above their 40s suffer more through this condition but youngsters are also not untouched with this pain due to the excessive use of cell phones or the longer time they spend working on laptops or playing videogames. 
Frozen shoulder medically termed as adhesive capsulitis, at times, can be extremely painful that words fall short for you to describe it. You may require immediate treatment and in some cases a therapist to lower down your pain and manage the conditions. You may also require a further diagnosis to know the exact cause of underlying conditions. Frozen shoulder occurs when the capsule that surrounds the shoulder joint gets shrunk, tighten, and thicken. It may cause you to feel inflammation and irritation as well as stuck and temporarily or permanently disabled. You may get stuck in this condition because of an injury, a strenuous activity that led to inflammation, exertion, hormonal imbalance, diabetes, weakened immune system, thyroid disorders, or sometimes, due to no reason at all. Though the condition can happen to people, irrespective of age, gender, race, and ethnicity but it is found that women are more prone to experience frozen shoulder than men.
The common symptoms associated with it include-
1) Decreased or limited range of shoulder motion
2) Reduced mobility
3) Joint Stiffness
4) Joint pain
5) Swelling
6) Inflammation
7) Inactive arms
This painful condition may last from months to years depending upon the severity of the problem. Some people might get relief with medication but in other cases, people may require long-term physiotherapy to get relief. Your doctor may recommend you MRI and X-rays to identify some serious complications and abnormalities. 
Check out some ways to deal with the debilitating pain caused by the frozen shoulder-
1) Ignoring the pain can add more threat to the conditions so it should be treated with the help of an orthopedic doctor. The doctor may prescribe pain killers to temporarily reduce the pain. You may also require an injection to lower down the pain.
2) If your pain and stiffness last for longer such as more than a month and it seems like your medicine has no positive effect on your condition, your doctor may recommend a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy can add easiness to your immobility and help lower down your pain.
3) In some severe cases, when physiotherapy does not seem to be an effective solution, your doctor may recommend an orthopedic surgeon. You may go through corrective surgery to repair your injured and tighten tissues.
4) You need to keep moving your affected shoulder and arms, even if it hurts a little. Immobility can worsen the situation so stretching is required to improve the flexibility of the tissues.
5) Applying gentle and warm compresses can improve the situation and provide relief to pain. It helps improve the blood flow to the damaged tissues. 
6) Massage can work wonder and naturally heal your condition; however, you are recommended to consult a certified therapist for massage therapy.
Here at, you can easily access a list of orthopedic doctors to treat your condition. Visit and book an online appointment now.
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