If you’re having trouble lifting up one of your arms properly, you may have a condition known as frozen shoulder. This orthopedic condition is characterized by pain and stiffness. It occurs when the soft tissues of the shoulder area become inflamed and irritated. Fortunately, frozen shoulder can often be resolved through conservative treatment options.
You can hear more about these treatment options by watching this clip of “The Doctors” TV show, which features Amy, a patient with frozen shoulder. Amy receives a cortisone injection to reduce the inflammation in the area, and then she goes through physical therapy with the help of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). If physical therapy isn’t enough to resolve her condition, she could undergo orthopedic surgery to remove the scar tissue.
There’s no need to live with pain and reduced range of motion any longer. Call (718) 690-9520 to reach the orthopedic team at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine of NYC and ask us how we can help you.