What is Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)?

What is Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)?


Hi, I’m Dr. Roth with Airrosti, and today
we’re going to be discussing frozen shoulder. We’ll be discussing the causes of frozen shoulder,
the signs and symptoms that may indicate you have this condition, how traditional healthcare
manages it, and how Airrosti is a little bit different. Let’s get started. So frozen shoulder is when the tissues around
the shoulder joint capsule thicken and tighten, limiting the range of motion of the shoulder
joint. Now let’s talk about the causes of frozen
shoulder. There’s two types of frozen shoulder. The first one can occur after trauma, where
there is scar tissue that builds up in the shoulder joint capsule. The other type, we’re not totally sure what
causes it, but we typically see it in women, over the age of 40. Now let’s talk about the signs and symptoms
that may indicate that you have frozen shoulder. Pain usually starts on the outside of the
shoulder, and moves progressively deeper into the shoulder joint. You may have some difficulty moving your arm
through its full range of motion. You also may have some pain sleeping on the
affected side, some difficulty getting dressed, and grooming. Now let’s discuss how traditional healthcare
approaches frozen shoulder. They may prescribe pain medication and oral
steroids. They may also perform corticosteroid injections
directly into the shoulder joint capsule. In some cases, they may recommend surgery. Now, let’s discuss how Airrosti is a little
bit different. At Airrosti, we spend a full hour with each
of our patients at every visit. We perform a thorough evaluation to get to
a proper diagnosis so we can get to the root cause of your pain. We treat you with specific, hands-on manual
therapy, followed by active care, with stretches and exercises you can do at home to maintain
the progress you’ve made in the office. We hope the information presented to you was
helpful. If you or someone you know are suffering from
frozen shoulder, click here to schedule an appointment with Airrosti today. If you’d like to check out other videos, click
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