Wellness Wednesday: Frozen Shoulder
A frozen shoulder is a chronic inflammatory condition, which may occur in diabetics due to high blood sugar levels. About 10 to 20 percent of people with diabetes develop frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is most commonly found in women between the ages of 40 and 60. When a person has frozen shoulder, they have limited mobility when moving their arm on their own (active) and when their doctor manipulates the shoulder (passive). When you are in the freezing stage, you may have difficulty using your arm, and experiencing pain may be reduced.
Frozen shoulder treatment focuses on reducing pain and restoring mobility. The most common treatments are physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and steroid injections. People may elect to receive cortisone injections directly into the shoulder joint. Arthroscopy is also a technique designed to reduce adhesions by removing the thickened portion of the joint capsule.
For many people, frozen shoulder resolves completely and without surgery. However, it is possible for it to recur in the same arm or in the opposite arm, which means recovery must be ongoing for several years.
Source: T2D- Type 2 Diabetes
❓Are you currently experiencing frozen shoulder? If so, what treatments currently work for you?
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