Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder Treatment in NYC

Treatment Options

Treatment for frozen shoulder in NYC usually focuses on managing pain and other symptoms as the condition progresses. This may include anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, and physical therapy. Minimally invasive frozen shoulder surgery, such as distension, arthroscopy, and manipulation, may also be performed with a goal of stretching or releasing the contracted joint capsule.

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a common condition that causes pain and limited motion in the shoulder as a result of an inflammation and thickening of the capsule that surrounds the structures of the shoulder joint. Although the specific cause of this condition is not known, it often occurs after recent immobilization of the joint or as a complication of diabetes. Frozen shoulder most often affects patients between the ages of 40 and 60. Patients with a frozen shoulder often experience pain and limited range of motion that gradually worsens as the joint becomes more and more frozen. Eventually, the shoulder will shift into its thawing phase, during which pain subsides and some range of motion is slowly restored. Dr. Francis X. Mendoza can diagnose frozen shoulder after a thorough evaluation of your condition, as well as an X-ray or MRI examination, which helps rule out other possible shoulder conditions.