Frozen shoulder syndrome (adhesive capsulitis) may be underlying the severe pain in the shoulder that occurs as a result of staying in front of the computer or television for long hours, carrying heavy bags with one shoulder, and making a sudden and wrong move. Lect. Hüsniye Merve Yılmaz, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Specialist from Istanbul Gelisim University Health Services Vocational School, stated that people with frozen shoulder syndrome are mostly women and people aged 40-65.
Lect. Hüsniye Merve Yılmaz, Head of the Physiotherapy Program of Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU) stated that the frozen shoulder syndrome that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, causes a great pain in shoulder joint movement. Lect. Yılmaz also added that frozen shoulder usually starts with one shoulder, however, the symptoms affect the other shoulder over time.
These diseases increase the risk of adhesive capsulitis
Not being able to comb hair, sign, or even having trouble getting dressed can be caused by frozen shoulder pain. Frozen shoulder syndrome can make a person unable to move at all over time. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Hüsniye Merve Yılmaz stated the following: “If there are problems such as pain, stiffness, limitation of movement that last longer than 10 weeks, the reason may be frozen shoulder. For the treatment of this clinical condition, a physician should be consulted and a diagnosis must be made. If appropriate, medical and conservative treatment approaches must be initiated. Frozen shoulder can lead to substantial loss of shoulder function as a result of the gradual, progressive loss of joint motion. Conditions such as trauma/surgery, hormonal diseases such as diabetes, ACTH deficiency and thyroid disease, neurological diseases such as heart diseases, Parkinson's and stroke, neurosurgery, malignancies, hyperlipidemia increase the risk of individuals to be affected by frozen shoulder problem.’’
It can be treated with physical therapy, massage and exercise
Patients with frozen shoulders typically show a characteristic history, clinical picture, and recovery. It is known to be a self-limiting musculoskeletal problem lasting 18-24 months without long-term tissue damage. Although most of the patients show full recovery from the disease, some may have long-term pain and limitation of movement. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Yılmaz says: “As a result of a detailed evaluation of the patient, treatment is started as soon as possible, such as physical therapy, massage, exercise, which are planned for the patient. The most crucial factor here is the continuity of the treatment. This is the only way to get effective results.”
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