Frozen Shoulder and how
Physical Therapy can help
By Dr. Zainab Kothari PT, DPT, MS
Frozen shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is a condition in which the shoulder becomes stiff and painful. This condition may develop after a minor injury, but a lot of times it appears without any cause. It is commonly seen in people between the ages of 40-65 years, in females, and can be linked to health problems such as diabetes and thyroid issues.
Frozen shoulder is characterized by progressive increases in pain and limitations in shoulder movements that can limit a person’s ability to perform simple daily tasks including reaching, carrying, showering, sleeping, etc. Individuals who have frozen shoulder on one side are at a risk of developing it on the other side. Both shoulders can get affected at the same time 14% of the time. The condition can last anywhere from 1-2 years and some minor deficits in motion may persist beyond two years due to fibrosis of the shoulder capsule and ligaments.
If you are experiencing any of the above mentioned signs/symptoms, we can develop a treatment plan for you based on your impairments. An individualized treatment plan can help with symptom management and potentially faster recovery of your shoulder motion and function.
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