Frozen Shoulder

Frozen ShoulderSometimes, the shoulders can not normally move due to stiffness and pain. The disease is called the frozen shoulder and is usually the result of insignificant injury or minor discomfort, such as tendinitis or bursitis. This leads to reduced mobility, which increases stiffness and pain, resulting in even greater reduction of mobility, etc. Finally, you can hardly move your hand, and the pains are often so strong that you cannot sleep. The pain may be limited to the shoulders, but it may also extend to the upper arm and / or to the neck.

If not treated, the condition only gets worse. Symptoms gradually deteriorate (over a few months), so they calm down for several months, followed by a slow progression period. After that, the pain usually disappears, but the shoulder mobility often remains permanently reduced. So, it is important to seek for medical help.


If th condition is not serious and is only in mild form, try to move your shoulder as much as you can. To relieve pain, take aspirin, paracetamol or plivalgin. If the condition is serious, you may have to rest for a few days before you start any exercises. Your doctor will probably give you an antireumatics to reduce the inflammatory process and may refer you to a physiotherapist for treatment. Corticosteroid injections in the shoulder may contribute to mobility, but frequent injections may damage the joint, so think carefully before you start this type of treatment.

If your problems are strong and persistent, there is another option: shoulder manipulation to the limits under general anesthesia. If you approach this treatment immediately, shoulder stiffness must pass, so your chances of getting painless mobility are good.