Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, occurs when the capsule of connective tissue that houses your shoulder joint thickens and becomes tight and restrictive around the joint. The exact cause for this condition is unknown, although those recovering from shoulder surgery or other procedures that restrict movement are generally more at risk of developing it. Dr. Roy Nini provides non-invasive frozen shoulder treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles.
Other risk factors for developing frozen shoulder include:
- Being female and over 40
- Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Parkinson’s disease
Often, the pain and restricted movement from frozen shoulder develops and worsens over time, then gradually resolves within 1-3 years. Many people experience debilitating shoulder pain during this period and require assistance with pain management and therapy to restore motion and function to the shoulder.
Get Help and Relief from Frozen Shoulder in Los Angeles
While a physical exam is often all that is required to diagnose frozen shoulder, Dr. Nini may recommend CT or MRI scanning to rule out other shoulder conditions. After making an accurate diagnosis of frozen shoulder, he can then create a treatment plan that is customized to your needs and condition. This is especially important for managing the pain from frozen shoulder, which can grow and often become worse at night, disrupting sleep.
Typical treatment plans can include physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, joint injections, PRP, stem cell therapy and corticosteroid injections. Over-the-counter NSAIDs can also be helpful. Your treatment plan will need to continue for the entire period you have symptoms of frozen shoulder. Exercises to maintain at least some mobility and range of motion are vital.
Dr. Nini can explain options and make specific recommendations for your particular case during a consultation at Full Range Spine & Ortho. Contact us today to arrange an exam and consultation with Dr. Nini for exceptional and compassionate care in and around Los Angeles.