Shoulder being the most mobile joints is also prone for most types of injuries and degeneration. It results in chronic pain and limitation of movement.
Frozen shoulder is when the shoulder is painful and loses motion because of inflammation.
The joint capsule of the shoulder joint has ligaments that hold the shoulder bones to each other. When the capsule becomes inflamed, the shoulder bones are unable to move freely in the joint.
Most of the time there is no cause for frozen shoulder. However, risk factors include:
Cervical disk disease of the neck, Diabetes, Shoulder injury, Shoulder surgery, Hyperthyroidism
The main symptoms are:
• Decreased motion of the shoulder
Frozen shoulder without any known cause starts with pain. This pain prevents you from moving your arm. The lack of movement leads to stiffness and then even less motion. Over time, you become unable to perform activities such as reaching over your head or behind you.
Treatment include Intra articular, peri-articular, intrabursal injection of steroid, supra scapular nerve block and trigger point injection and IMS markedly reduce pain.