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It is a painful and utterly uncomfortable condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder area.

Frozen shoulder bars the range of motion in a patient’s shoulder not only when the patient tries to move but also when a doctor voluntarily moves while the patient is relaxed. [1]

- Cannot be self-diagnosed
- Treatment options available
- Physical tests and examinations may be required
- X-rays, ultrasound, and MRI may be needed for diagnosis

The main symptom of frozen shoulder is the stiffness and pain associated with it. If you have a frozen shoulder, you won’t be able to move your shoulder smoothly. The pain can get worse at night.

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable: Pain and stiffness in the shoulder, decreased range of shoulder motion or joint stiffness. Hence, to diagnose frozen shoulder, it is important to visit a doctor.

People may experience:
Pain areas are around the shoulder
Progressive pain tends to increase at night
Pain develops in three stages - Freezing, frozen, and thawing

Treatment

Self-care: Give rest to the hand and do some exercises.
Medicines: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines and hydrodilatation can be prescribed by the doctor.
Physical therapy: Exercises to help strengthen the muscles may be advised. Physiotherapy can be an effective method to cope up with the pain.

Specialists: A sports medicine specialist team comprising of an orthopedic may help in this condition. The doctor may prescribe over-the-counter pain management medicines. Surgery is the least to resort. Visit mfine for high-quality access to health care need at your fingertips.

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