forzen shoulder
Dr. Somesh Deb

What are the first signs of frozen shoulder?

Symptoms. The main symptoms of a frozen shoulder are pain and stiffness that make it difficult or impossible to move it. If you have frozen shoulder, you'll likely feel a dull or achy pain in one shoulder. You might also feel the pain in the shoulder muscles that wrap around the top of your arm.

What is the cause of frozen shoulder?

What Causes a Frozen Shoulder? If you have a hormonal imbalance, diabetes, or a weakened immune system, you may be prone to joint inflammation. A long period of inactivity due to an injury, illness, or surgery also makes you more vulnerable to inflammation and adhesions, which are bands of stiff tissue.

What is the best treatment for frozen shoulder?

Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with frozen shoulder. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe stronger pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs.

How long does it take for a frozen shoulder to heal?

Whether treated or not, the majority of frozen shoulders improve on their own over the course of 6 to 12 months, but sometimes it can be up to 18 months. Without treatment, return of motion generally is gradual, but normal, full-range motion may never return.

Can frozen shoulder go away on its own?

Women are more often affected than men. Frozen shoulder usually affects only one shoulder (left or right) and gets better on its own, but it can last two to three years or even longer. People who get frozen shoulder on one side can go on to develop it on the other.

Is massage good for frozen shoulder?

While your frozen shoulder will eventually go back to normal, Massage Envy can make it easier to live with in the meantime. Various types of massage will relax muscles in the affected area. ... In addition, regular massage therapy can help improve your range of motion.