Frozen Shoulder Treatment in San Leandro
The connective tissue in the shoulder can tighten and restrict the movement of the arm and joint. When range of motion is decreased due to tightening around the joint, this shoulder condition is called frozen shoulder. To restore range of motion and arm mobility, medical treatment may be required. If you need frozen shoulder treatment in San Leandro, CA, come see our medical team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute.
What Is Frozen Shoulder?
Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, occurs when the connective tissue that forms a capsule around the joint tightens. The exact cause of this condition is not always known, but it is more common among individuals 40-60 and after an arm or shoulder injury. If the shoulder and arm are required to be immobile after a fracture or other injury, there is a higher risk of frozen shoulder occurring.
Frozen Shoulder Symptoms
Adhesive capsulitis symptoms begin slowly and can take a long time to subside. Frozen shoulder is a progressive condition that has multiple stages. The first “freezing” stage of frozen shoulder lasts for anywhere from two months to a year. The shoulder is restricted in movement – any movement can cause severe pain. Sleeping can be difficult, and raising the arm above shoulder level is almost impossible.
After the freezing stage, the shoulder becomes frozen. This next stage can last up to a year. The pain may lessen but the range of motion is still limited. The final stage is thawing when mobility improves over several months or longer.
Frozen shoulder is a frustrating condition, but treatment can help hasten recovery and mobility. Allied Pain & Spine Institute has a team of physicians and medical professionals from multiple disciplines that can design a treatment plan to relieve pain and improve the range of motion of the affected shoulder. Physical therapy, injections, medication management and other treatment modalities may be combined to provide relief.
If you have symptoms of frozen shoulder, do not wait to begin treatment. Contact us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute to schedule a frozen shoulder consultation. Call our medical center in San Leandro, CA, to schedule your appointment.