Frozen Shoulder Syndrome New York

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome New York or adhesive capsulitis is caused by inflammation, scarring, thickening, and shrinkage of the capsule that surrounds the humeral head or ball part of the ball and socket joint. The joint’s range of motion is affected by frozen shoulder. Sometimes, there are even no symptoms, such as pain or tenderness. Most movements are usually affected, but most of all is raising the arm to the side.

Conditions like tendinitis, bursitis, and rotator cuff injury can also lead to frozen shoulder, more so if a person does not move the shoulder for a length of time. Other risk factors include diabetes, chronic inflammatory arthritis, and chest or breast surgery.

Frozen shoulder syndrome New York will usually diagnose this by following a review of the patient’s history for prior trauma caused by over reaching, lifting, or from repetitive movements. We will look for loss of motion in the shoulder, active and passive. Blood tests, X-rays, and more may be required to make a final diagnosis for frozen shoulder.

There are multiple treatment options for frozen shoulder. These depend on the doctor you go to and the patient’s severity. Treatments for frozen shoulder syndrome New York would possibly be: anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, manual therapies (such as joint manipulation, mobilization, and traction), exercise training, ice (if painful), heat (if no pain), and physiotherapy modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, laser, etc.

It is also extremely important to perform exercises at home to keep up with a good outcome. Some exercises to perform include:  pendulum-type exercises, long-axis traction (while sitting, grip the chair seat and lean to the opposite direction while relaxing the shoulder muscles to open up the ball-and-socket joint), and eventually strengthening exercises (TheraTube, TheraBand, light weights, etc.).

A recent study done on 50 patients with frozen shoulder syndrome New York found 20 males and 30 females ages 40-70 years old underwent chiropractic care for a median of 28 days. Researchers looked at patient pain scales on a level of 1-10, and their ability to raise their arm sideways. Out of the 50 cases, 16 completely resolved, 25 showed 75%-90% improvement, 8 showed 50%-75% improvement, and 1 experienced less than 50% improvement.

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