Frozen Shoulder

It’s also known as adhesive capsulitis, causing pain and stiffness in the shoulder.

Common in ages between 40 -60 years and more often in women and diabetics.

Capsule of the shoulder joint becomes thickened and tight. Stiff bands – adhesions develop over a period further leading to stiffness.

It occurs in 3 stages:

  • FREEZING – gradual worsening of pain and loss of motion lasts for 6 – 9 weeks.
  • FROZEN – pain improves but stiffness continues lasts for 4 -6 months.
  • THAWING – shoulder movements improve and return to near normal, takes 6 months – 2years.
Causes / risk factors
  • Diabetes
  • Immobilization – prolonged immobilization after injury or fractures
Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Inability to move shoulder
Investigations
  • X- rays – to rule out arthritis
  • MRI – to rule out rotator cuff and other soft tissue injuries
Treatment
Non-Surgical
  • Analgesics
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physiotherapy
Surgical
  • Manipulation – done under anaesthesia to break the adhesions.
  • Arthroscopy – to break the adhesions.

About Doctor:

Dr. Naveen Reddy is one of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Hyderabad. He has over 10 years of experience. Having completed his post graduation in Orthopedics, (D’Ortho and DNB Ortho, he was part of the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad – 2009-2017. He has had the experience of working with the Best Orthopaedic Surgeons and gained extensive expertise in managing simple, complex trauma, knee and hip replacements. His patients consider him to be the best orthopedic doctor in Hyderabad. He has a fellowship in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty from world-renowned center Galeazzi Institute of Orthopedics, Milan, Italy under Prof Dr Lugi Zagra where he had great exposure and gained knowledge complex Hip & Knee Replacements.

The range of services provided by him includes Trauma – Fracture treatment, Knee Joint Replacement, Hip Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries Treatment, PRP & BEMAC Injections, Viscosupplementation, Stem Cell Treatment etc.

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