Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, causes pain inflammation and stiffness in the shoulder that restricts range of motion. Over time, the condition gets worse and shoulder even loss normal range of motion. For this reason, this common disorder can be serious in course of time if it’s not treated.
Generally frozen shoulder depicted for arthritis, but both the conditions are quite distinct. Frozen shoulder indicated particularly to the shoulder joint, whereas arthritis may sign of other or multiple joints. It commonly affects people the aged between 40 and 60 years and highly possible in women than in men.
Causes of Frozen Shoulder
Frozen Shoulder affects much less people in their life. In frozen shoulder, the shoulder joint capsule (strong connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint) thickens, becomes stiff and tight around the shoulder joint. As a result, the shoulder joint doesn’t find sufficient space to move properly. This restricts range of motion in shoulder.
The disease starts as an inflammation of the capsule of the shoulder. All joints in the body have a joint capsule. The joint capsule made up of the ligaments that link the top of the upper arm bone to the shoulder socket, tightly clutch the joint in place – Commonly known as the “ball and socket” joint. The capsule is a flexible thin membrane that lines the shoulder joint. This inflammation is painful; causes reduce arm mobility including severe aching pain.
Symptoms of frozen shoulder can be categorized into three stages as the condition continued to worsen gradually.
Freezing Stage: Pain goes deepen and shoulder’s range of motion begins to fix limited.
Frozen Stage: Pain may starts to dwindle in this stage. However, your shoulder becomes stiffer and fails to complete daily activities.
Thawing Stage: The range of motion in shoulder begins to ameliorate and pain alleviated including condition of shoulder slowly go back to normal.
Frozen Shoulder Common Risk Factors
- Shoulder Injury
- Other Health Issues
- Immobility or Less Mobility
The purpose is to alleviate pain and keep mobility and flexibility in the shoulder. Doctors usually prefer to diagnose frozen shoulder on the basis of certain signs and symptoms to the arms and shoulders. The severity of frozen shoulder is determined by touching and moving certain parts of the arm and shoulder alongwith some tests such as an X-ray or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Arthroscopic shoulder release surgery used in a small percentage of cases for the people that have severe stiffness due to Frozen Shoulder.
In this procedure, Doctors make a small incision in the shoulder to cut any scar tissue or adhesions of the joint capsule so that the shoulder joint can move again. This is done using a camera called an “arthroscope”, or tube, inserted through small incisions around your shoulder.
If you are looking for the proficient Arthroscopic Surgeon in India, pioneer in surgeries like- knee replacement, hip replacement and shoulder surgery. Consult to Dr. Manit Arora at Fortis Hospital, Mohali India. A large number of patients have got proven benefitted with arthroscopic shoulder release surgery so far.