Frozen shoulder is a painful, distressing condition that leads to mobility impairment. With typical treatment providing some symptomatic relief while the problem resolves on its own, alternatives may offer a faster resolution. This is why our Glenview, IL, clinic sees many patients complaining of frozen shoulders.
Frozen shoulder doesn’t always have a defined cause, but tendon inflammation or damage and rotator cuff conditions are common causes. Other frozen shoulder causes include diabetes and metabolic issues, which may be because of systemic inflammation. It is called the “50 year old” shoulder in China and Japan, and is more common in women, too.
The symptoms of frozen shoulders develop slowly. You may have compensated for them over several months, believing that it is part of getting older or that the symptoms would quickly be relieved if you just rested.
Generally, the course of frozen shoulder takes three years from initial onset to resolution. Pain lasts several months and is replaced by stiffness or even immobility after one year, with a gradual restoration of movement taking anywhere up to another two years. Unfortunately, 40% of people still have ongoing symptoms after three years.
With three years being an unacceptably long time to heal, you don’t want to simply accept what is “normal”. At Health Box Clinic, we offer frozen shoulder treatment including:
Don’t be resigned to a three-year recovery time, especially if you’re still in the early stages of frozen shoulder. Contact Health Box Clinic here or at (847) 724-1777 to book an appointment with Dr. Lev Kipnis, D.N., or Olga Arbitman, D.N.