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Frozen Shoulder

You are asking yourself what did you. You do not recall anything specific that you did.  You are left wondering what may have caused this shoulder pain. You cannot recall anything in particular.

Your shoulder is very stiff and the range of motion is very limited. You crawl out of bed and your immediate instincts are to reach for pain medication. Reaching for things on a high shelf, washing your hair, driving your car, and getting comfortable for sleeping are just a few things that you may have difficulty with.

A frozen shoulder requires a physician to diagnose. There are three major signs for diagnosing this condition:

  1. Insidious shoulder stiffness
  2. Severe pain, even at night
  3. Nearly a complete loss of passive and active external rotation of the shoulder

You need to realize that if you leave your frozen shoulder untreated, it will typically last about 24 months. If certain simple measures are taken, recovery can be accelerated. Nearly all patients recover from frozen shoulder, but many often recover with a permanently reduced range of motion.  Please give our office a call if you think you may be suffering from a frozen shoulder.  Dr. Steven Perry and our team is here to help answer your questions and address any issues you may have.  Please feel free to contact us today. Give us a call at (818)881-2225.  We are close to Woodland Hills, Reseda, Van Nuys, Northridge, and Sherman Oaks.

Dr. Steve Perry D.C.

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