Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis is a shoulder condition where there is shoulder inflammation with clinical manifestation that includes shoulder pain and stiffness.
The shoulder pain and stiffness worsen over time and then slowly resolves. Full recovery may take 2-3 years.
Frozen shoulders commonly affect 40 to 60-year-old individuals and is associated with conditions like Diabetes and hormonal dysfunction that include thyroid abnormalities, cardiac disease, and Parkinsons.
Frozen shoulder will present with shoulder pain.
Clinical examination will demonstrate decreased shoulder range of motion (ROM).
Rehabilitation exercises include stretching and rotator cuff/pericapsular stabilizer strengthening exercises.
Shoulder arthroscopy: arthroscopic shoulder joint surgery where rotator cuff tendons are repaired/debrided ± an acromioplasty ± removal of loose fragments ± debridement, capsular release.