Frozen shoulder causes severe restriction of shoulder motion due to pain. The condition results in abnormal bands of tissue that generating pain restricting motion and form on the joint capsule. The fluid which generally serves to lubricate the joint space allowing smooth movement is often lacking in this condition., Idiopathic adhesive capsulitis is more prevalent in diabetics and females. The injury may be followed by trauma in the shoulder in the athlete.
Cause of injury
Scar tissue formation after a shoulder injury. Formation of adhesions after shoulder surgery. Repeated tearing of tissue surrounding the joint.
Signs and symptoms
Dull pain often worse at night. Movement of the shoulder is restricted. Pain when moving the arm that is affected.
Frozen shoulder has a propensity to worsen over time without a suitable recovery period and treatment. Athletic action involving the shoulder will probably lead with restrictions and pain of movement. Production of scar tissue may require surgical removal.
Application of heat to the shoulder to loosen the joint. Muscle relaxants to relax arm and shoulder muscles.
Rehabilitation and prevention
Stretching exercises to restore should mobility accompanied by moist heat. Heat therapy can be combined with physical therapy. Transferring the shoulder through the full range of motion strength training exercises, in addition to several times, each day may help prevent frozen shoulder. Injuries to the shoulder could be provided medical attention to avoid scar tissue formation.
The recovery period after shoulder’s amount varies depending on the age and health in addition to the underlying cause of the athlete and the history of a shoulder injury. The operation might be required if the condition fails to improve after 4-6 months. Impairment and some discomfort of motion are common with this injury.