Frozen shoulder is a disorder that often arises from a lack of use, commonly arising from pain in the shoulder. When one is afflicted with what doctors call adhesive capsulitis, referring to the actual adherence of the shoulder
capsule to the humeral head, the shoulder severely loses mobility and the patient experiences severe shoulder pain.
Many of the traditional treatments for frozen shoulder are similar to those of chronic shoulder pain: anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy. Sometimes doctors even use electrical nerve stimulation in order to block the pain receptors and reduce the shoulder pain.
However, A New Way To Treat Frozen Shoulder may be on the horizon as reported by Gordon Cameron, MD over at Joint Enterprise. His post reports a study presented at the American College of Rheumatology that suggests that synovial fluid replacement products may be a useful tool in treating frozen shoulder.
While these injection fluids are often used for patients who are suffering from knee arthritis, doctors may soon find them in their new quiver of shoulder pain treatment options.