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Frozen Shoulder

A frozen shoulder can result in inflammation, pain and discomfort. Using the affected arm may prove impossible due to shoulder pain and limited mobility in the joint. The condition can result from an injury or a flare-up that seems to come out of nowhere. People who participate in sports that involve throwing or swinging are more susceptible to frozen shoulder injuries.

Establishing the real cause of a frozen shoulder is an important part of formulating an effective treatment plan. The condition may arise due to inflammation, shrinkage or scarring of the structure that encapsulates the shoulder joint. Associated conditions may include arthritis, bursitis or tendinitis.

You may suffer frequent or recurrent episodes of frozen shoulder, affecting either one or both shoulders. Conservative treatment for a frozen shoulder can include physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. Surgery may be needed if there is an associated condition causing severe symptoms. Wear and tear may continue to occur if you do not seek a diagnosis.

Frozen Shoulder Exam in California

It is important to get to the bottom of what is causing a frozen shoulder. Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can carry out a comprehensive clinical examination at our California practice. Early treatment of conditions that are causing inflammation in the shoulder results in better long-term outcomes. Physical therapy exercises can help to ease inflammation and pain.

Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are committed to your recovery. We promote effective conservative treatments for a frozen shoulder. Our aim is to restore mobility, as well as eliminating the symptoms that are causing pain and discomfort. Surgery may be necessary if there are underlying medical issues causing damage to the shoulder joint or surrounding structures.

To book a clinical diagnosis when you are suffering from recurring frozen shoulder, contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics today. All treatment options are affordable, effective and tailored to patient needs.