Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder is one of the more common shoulder injuries. This condition is also known as Frozen Shoulder. Numerous muscles and structures surround the shoulder which helps in giving motion and stability to the area. However, there are instances when the shoulder capsule can become very tight. When this happens, it will bring about critical limitation of normal shoulder rotation. Frozen Shoulder is a painful and disabling disorder of unclear cause. The pain is typically constant, more terrible around evening time, and with cold weather. Certain movements or bumps can provoke episodes of tremendous pain and cramping. It can be made worse by your posture being out of the normal line.
- People who suffer from adhesive capsulitis usually experience:
- severe pain
- sleep deprivation for prolonged periods due to pain that gets worse when lying still
- restricted movement/positions
A typical conservative treatment for Adhesive Capsulitis is a rehabilitation program which includes exercises, treatments, and modalities to help increase range of motion and reduce the pain.
The overall goal is to restore your movement so that you can perform your activities as normal as possible. Exercise has been found to be most effective for those who are in stage 2 or higher.
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