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Monday, November 26, 2012

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder associations:

It is a condition characterized by pain and stiffing of the shoulder usually the joint capsule. The common muscles involved are Subscapularis and Supraspinatus.
The exact cause of the disease isn’t known most commonly associated with IHD/DM/HTN/trauma cause it.

Clinical features:

Initially there is pain in shoulder joint later on leading to stiffening of the joint. Gradually the movements decreases (abduction and external rotation)

History and clinical examination:

The history and clinical examination will help in identification of this disease.


It may not require any treatment.
1.       Analgesics
2.       Steroid injection
3.       Physiotherapy

Surgical management:

Manipulation of the joint and joint wash with normal saline is the surgical management.


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