What are Frozen Shoulder Causes?
Frozen shoulder causes are not fully understood by pain physicians. There is not a clear connection to arm dominance, occupation or overuse of the shoulder joint. Physicians have linked a few factors to patients who have experienced frozen shoulder, including immobilization of the shoulder joint after an injury, fracture or surgery, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and cardiac disease.
How is Frozen Shoulder Treated?
In order to treat frozen shoulder, a pain physician must properly diagnose the condition. A physician will review a patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination to see if shoulder movement is limited and if pain occurs during movement. X-rays and an MRI may also be performed to rule out other orthopedic injuries and to confirm the frozen shoulder diagnosis.
It is estimated that 90 percent of patients will experience alleviated pain and improved range of motion with simple treatment measures. Frozen shoulder is typically treated with heat and/or ice, the use of anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, corticosteroid injections and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
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