Don’t live with pain.. live over it..
Frozen shoulder or Adhesive capsulitis is a condition caused by thickening and tightening of the capsule/ tissue covering the shoulder joint resulting in pain and stiffness of shoulder joint. The condition sets in gradually, worsens over time and without proper treatment the pain and stiffness can last up to two to three years. Individuals affected with this condition often find it difficult to comb the hair, wash their back, wear a shirt and to reach things above head level. This condition is commonly seen in persons with diabetes, thyroid issue high cholesterol levels and tuberculosis. It is also common after any injury to shoulder or a major surgery like cardiac surgery or a stroke.
The disease is characterised by three stages
Stage 1 / Freezing stage: Gradual onset of shoulder pain and the pain keeps increasing in severity with time. Any movement at shoulder will increase the pain and the affected person restricts his shoulder movements to avoid pain.. This stage lasts from 6 weeks to 9 months.
Stage 2 / Frozen stage: Pain diminishes in this stage but the shoulder is very stiff that most of the daily activities like combing hair, wearing shirt becomes difficult. This stage lasts for 6 months to 1 year.
Stage 3 / Thawing stage: Movements return to an extent and individuals adapts their daily routine within the possible shoulder movements.
The treatment for frozen shoulder depends on the stage the patient is in and aims to relieve pain and to restore movements of the shoulder joint. Treatment options include medications, joint injections, stretching program, manipulation under anaesthesia and in resistant cases key hole arthroscopic surgery to release the tight structures and adhesions to restore movement.
Asian Joint reconstruction institute (AJRI), the orthopaedic institute at SIMS hospital Vadapalani offers comprehensive shoulder care by experts in this field. The institute has developed shoulder care program which is very effective in the management of frozen shoulder and one of its components include simple exercises that can be done at home without the need for any special equipment / tools. The therapists at the institute demonstrate and teach the program which can then be done at home by the affected individuals without need for repeated visits to hospital. This program eliminates the need for long term medications and need for surgery in majority of the people with shoulder problems.
Are you suffering from…
■ Shoulder pain ■ Difficulty in reaching things overhead / combing hair / reaching your back
■ Stiffness in shoulder / frozen shoulder
• Difficulty sleeping on your shoulder • Weakness / difficulty in lifting your arm • Frequent shoulder dislocations ■ Post shoulder injury problems
Benefits from Comprehensive Shoulder Care Clinic! ■ Free Ortho Consultation for shoulder issues by experts ■ Free Shoulder Ultrasound Scan (if indicated) ■ Free Physiotherapy session Free car transportation to hospital for Senior Citizens > 60 years / within 5 kms on preregistration ■ Save our Shoulders – Awareness talk on Shoulder conditions & preventing them . Sunday, 11 October 2015 between 9 am to 1 pm
For More Details Contact: SIMS Hopital: No.1, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai ,100 Feet Road, Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600026, 044 4921 1455, 96001 33000