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Frozen shoulders are called adhesive capsulitis, shoulder pain-frozen in medical language. In this condition, it is difficult to shake the shoulder bones. There is a pain in the shoulder and there is no movement due to swelling.
Frozen Shoulder, which is accompanied by swelling of the joint outside capsules. The shoulder joint capsule has ligaments that connect the shoulder bones to each other. The swelling of the capsule does not allow to have free movement in the joint.
This condition occurs suddenly and makes it difficult to shake the shoulder. The problem of frozen shoulders is seen to be higher than men in women and often occurs after 35 years. Most people who already have a health problem such as diabetes, thyroid, cardiovascular problems, TB, etc., suffer more. It is not the same as arthritis. Although this can happen after a shoulder injury, there is usually no obvious reason for it.
Symptoms of frozen shoulders grow through the stage. The first ‘freezing’ phase freezing phase is usually the most painful and usually lasts for two to nine months. During this time, hardness and speed gradually deteriorate until they are the most. The frozen phase then usually lasts for four to 12 months, during which you feel that rotating your shoulder is a special problem. Later comes the thawing phase, when your shoulder gradually becomes normal for one to three years.
Causes Of Frozen Shoulders
Most of the time, there is no obvious reason for frozen shoulders. It can also cause pain and inflammatory conditions due to injury or any other reason. The risk factors of its being include:
- Shoulder Injury
- Shoulder Surgery
- Cervical disk disease of the neck
- Thyroid Problems
- Women are most affected aged 40 to 70 years old
- Changes in hormones, such as changes in your hormones during menopause, such as menopause
- Open Heart Surgery
Symptoms of Frozen Shoulders
The reason for having frozen shoulders is not known. It suddenly begins with shoulder pain. This pain prevents you from shaking your hand and may have less speed.
- Decreased motion of the shoulder
Symptoms begin and move slowly through the following 3 steps:
Painful (Freezing Stage)
It starts to jam the shoulders. There is a sharp pain. This pain often increases at night. The shoulder does not have full motion.
- Pain and tightness in the shoulder
- Pain on shoulder shaking
- No effect of drugs
Frozen (Adhesion) stage
- In this period, the shoulder becomes stiff. Gradually, its activities are reduced. The pain increases.
- Decreased pain
- be limited to the speed
- Speed to improve
- Walking capsules properly
Examination and Tests
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and check your shoulder. Shoulder X-rays can be taken. Some other tests can also be done to ensure that there is no other problem, such as arthritis or calcium accumulation, etc. Sometimes, MRI exams are required, but these types of imaging tests are not required to do a frozen shoulder diagnosis.
Frozen Shoulder Treatment
Treatment of frozen shoulders is difficult. It is necessary to be treated properly to improve the results. Early treatment can benefit from rest, ice, compression, etc. Sometimes surgery, open arthroscopic, is carried out to remove the scar tissue from the capsule. For the pain, NSAIDs are given. Steroid injections and physical treatments can improve your speed.
It takes several weeks to improve. It may take from 6 to 9 months to fully recover. Physical treatment should be carried out every day. If not treated, the condition may be cured in 2 years.
Risk factors related to frozen shoulders, such as diabetes or thyroid problems, should also be treated.
- Paracetamol or naproxen or ibuprofen or codeine-containing tablets
- Hot and cold compression
- Steroid injections into the joint
- Surgical orthopedic surgery is recommended if the drugs do not benefit. After surgery, physical therapy has to be required for several months. If you do not make physical therapy, the frozen shoulders maybe again.
Frozen shoulders can take up to 18 to 42 months to recover. It can often also affect the other shoulder. This can lead to stiffness in any area of the upper hand, upper back, and neck area.
Home remedies for frozen shoulders
It cannot be said how beneficial the home remedies will be, but there is no harm in doing them. Doing these can help you relax in pain and swelling. At home, you can make cold compression and hot compression on the shoulder.
- Wrap the ice cube in a towel for a cold compression for 10-15 minutes at the affected place. Do this many times throughout the day.
- For hot compression the warm water by filling it in a bag or bottle. Do it too several times a day.
- Mix salt in mustard oil and apply it to the affected place.
- Massage the mustard oil by heating it. Ayurvedic oils such as Vishgarbha oil,
- Mahanarayan oil, bala oil or prasarini oil can be used for massage.
Drink turmeric milk.