Frozen shoulder is a condition where movement of the shoulder is seriously limited because of inflammation in the shoulder joint lining. Lack of use, particularly following an injury, is one of the factors that contributes to frozen shoulder. People with diabetes also seem to have a higher incidence of frozen shoulder. However, many times a frozen shoulder occurs for no apparent reason.
Treatment may include the application of heat and cold and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine or other pain medication or agressive physical therapy. Injections of steroids may also be helpful. Movement may be restored with exercise or manipulation by a physician.
For more information about frozen shoulder, please call (918) 494-AOOK (2665).