Redwood Orthopaedic Surgery Associates | Santa Rosa, CA

Tips for Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder Santa Rosa, CAHaving a chip on your shoulder is one thing, but having stiffness and achiness in your shoulder is another thing entirely. If you have started to experience restriction in movement, pain, and stiffness in your shoulder then you may have a condition called frozen shoulder syndrome. Typically, frozen shoulder is more prevalent in people who have diabetes or who have had an immobilized arm for an extended period of time due to another injury. Even though finding out you have frozen shoulder isn’t exactly good news, there is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, but how? Frozen shoulder is easy to treat. Let’s take a closer look at how frozen shoulder is traditionally treated.

Physical Therapy

The first method that we usually recommend for patients who have frozen shoulder is physical therapy. During your physical therapy sessions, we will teach you stretches and exercises that you can do to help loosen the stiff joint in your shoulder. The most important part of physical therapy is being consistent with attending your sessions and doing your exercises at home.

Corticosteroid Shots

If you don’t find any relief from physical therapy or if your symptoms persist, then we may recommend corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are typically injected directly into the joint and are used to treat pain and inflammation.

If you are concerned that you may have frozen shoulder and you want to learn more about treatment, schedule a consultation with us at our Santa Rosa office today and give us a call at (707) 544-3400.

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