Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Frozen Shoulder

> What Frozen Shoulder is?

Frozen Shoulder also known by doctors as adhesive capsulitis, this disease is to progressive stiffness, with great loss of shoulder movements. It is more common in females and usually affects people between 40 and 70 years of age. Your appearance may be secondary to any shoulder injury as a tendon rupture, or a simple trauma in this region. Can also arise after shoulder surgery. In some cases the cause can not be determined, but there are several factors that are associated with a risk increased development of adhesive capsulitis, such as diabetes, heart and a psychological profile with a characteristic tendency to anxiety and depression.

• SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: The main complaints of patients with frozen shoulder are loss of motion and pain. Usually the progression of the disease can be divided into three phases. Initially, the main symptom is severe pain that worsens with movement. In second phase, or stage of freezing, there are progressive reduction movements and joint stiffness becomes more troublesome than the pain. In the third phase, or thawing phase, the shoulder wills gradually returning to normal. The length of adhesive capsulitis can vary from 6 months to 2 years, usually self-limited.


The treatment may accelerate recovery from the disease and ease symptoms. There are several types of treatment, which may be chosen according to preference and experience of each doctor. Drugs can be used analgesics or even antidepressants. Usually made several physical therapy sessions, initially aim to remove the pain and as this will work is giving the recovery movement.

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