Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

By Andrew Heideman, PT/ATC

Frozen Shoulder

By: Andrew Heideman, PT/ATC

Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition where there is a loss of motion or stiffness in the shoulder, usually accompanied by pain in the joint. Frozen shoulder is most common in people between the ages of 40 and 60, but can afflict anyone regardless of gender, arm preference, or occupation. Also, in some cases, there is no injury or mechanism of injury. The patient just describes that their shoulder became stiff and painful.

A frozen shoulder can be treated by an orthopedic specialist.

Adhesive Capsulitis

JOI has orthopedic shoulder specialists who can help diagnose and treat a frozen shoulder.  Usually, the conservative treatment plan is to start physical therapy to decrease the pain and improve the patient’s range of motion. If this does not solve the problem, the physician may choose to do a manipulation of the shoulder with surgery. This procedure’s goal is to break up the adhesions which have developed in the shoulder.

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Frozen Shoulder Physical Therapy

Whether you are suffering from shoulder issues, joint pain, or injuries resulting from any type of activity.  Conservative physical therapy can really help with a frozen shoulder.

To schedule an appointment with a shoulder orthopaedic doctor, please call JOI-2000, schedule online, or click below.

Where is Telemedicine Frequently Used?

All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services. These are virtual visits from the convenience of your home. Furthermore, if you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or laptop. Also, our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. Furthermore, this is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room. (if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury) Also, to learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.

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