Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Orthopaedic Specialists caters to patients from McCandless, Pennsylvania, the Greater Pittsburgh Region, and throughout the country who need expert care for musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. One such condition that we often provide treatment for is frozen shoulder, a painful disorder that triggers pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint.

What is frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a relatively common condition that is characterized by marked stiffness and limited range of motion in the shoulder joint. Some people develop frozen shoulder after keeping their arm immobilized for an extended period time from wearing a cast or recovering from a surgery. Symptoms of frozen shoulder tend to evolve slowly, and may include pain while using the shoulder and stiffness, often after the initial pain begins to dissipate.

What does frozen shoulder treatment involve?

Treatment for frozen shoulder focuses on reducing pain and improving range of motion. Finding meaningful relief can take several months of care, but the majority of patients can effectively manage their symptoms through a combination of conservative approaches like medication, physical therapy, and injection therapy. Less commonly, surgery may be recommended to remove toughened tissue from the shoulder joint and restore range of motion.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain or stiffness that does not improve with self-care measures like rest and stretching, consider visiting Orthopaedic Specialists. Our team of renowned, board-certified orthopedic physicians offers a full spectrum of joint care at our locations near McCandless and surrounding communities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or reserve one online at your convenience.

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