Frozen Shoulder is the most common problem of the shoulder. It normally happens in the age of 40-50 , especially in sugar and thyroid patients. Our Shoulder joint is like a ball and socket and around it is a capsule. In Frozen shoulder, this capsule gets shrinked restricting the shoulder movement and causing pain. Initially the patient gets pain while moving the shoulder but then gradually he can also feel the pain during the rest period. Sometimes it even disturbs the sleep.
Frozen Shoulder Treatment
Exercise is very important in the treatment of Frozen Shoulder. The main task is to cure the capsule which has shrunk through stretching exercises. If the problem persists, the patient is advised Physiotherapy for 3-4 weeks. Most of the frozen shoulder problems can be treated with physiotherapy. If the pain is too much or unbearable, we put injections in the shoulder. In 90% of the cases, physiotherapy, medicines and exercises cure Frozen Shoulder.Sometimes the stiffness is too much and it may persist for months together.
In some cases, if the problem still remains, Arthroscopic surgery is done. Arthroscopy is a key hole surgery in which two small holes are made in the shoulder. From 1 hole , a camera is inserted and from the other hole, an instrument is inserted to release the shrunken capsule. So the patient gets his motion and pain also decreases. But this is reserved for only those patients who don’t improve with medications and exercises. The mainstay of the treatment remains medications and exercises.
Dr. Shekhar Srivastav heads the Orthopedics department at Sant Parmanand Hospital & is the leading Joint Replacement & Arthroscopic Surgeon in Delhi, India. Trained at some of the best centers in India & Abroad he has vast experience of treating problems of Knee & Shoulder joints. He has been an integral part of DITO, Sant Parmanand Hospital for more than 18+ years & with the legendary Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Shekhar Agarwal he has helped Sant Parmanand Hospital gain its present reputation & respectability.
He has treated thousands of patients with complex Orthopedics problems. He’s well known for performing Knee replacement surgeries (Total & Partial Knee replacement), Knee Arthroscopic Surgeries (ACL Injuries, Meniscus Injuries, Cartilage Damage) & Shoulder Surgeries (Arthroscopic Bankart Repair, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Replacements)