Frozen Shoulder | Adhesive Capsulitis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention

Frozen Shoulder | Adhesive Capsulitis - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which doctor should I consult for a frozen shoulder?

A: An orthopedic doctor should be consulted for a frozen shoulder. Alternatively, a neuromusculoskeletal doctor or a doctor specializing in arthritis and joint pain will also provide expert medical support.


Q: What is the main cause of frozen shoulder?

A: One of the most common causes of frozen shoulder is not moving a shoulder while recovering from a shoulder injury, broken arm or stroke.

Q: What is menopausal frozen shoulder?

A: Dramatic changes in hormones increase the risk for a frozen shoulder. It has been found that women undergoing menopause are at an increased risk for a frozen shoulder.

Q: How can a frozen shoulder affect the quality of life of a the patient?

A: The common problems faced are:

  • An inability to reach overhead
  • Difficulty in sleeping through the night due to pain
  • Pain caused while sleeping on one side (the affected side)
  • Inability to reach your back Inability to reach for seat belts

Q: What is the best treatment for frozen shoulder?

A: Treatment for frozen shoulder

  • Pain relief
  • Physiotherapy
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Release Surgery