adhesive capsulitis of shoulder


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adhesive capsulitis of shoulder

A condition that causes shoulder pain, with restricted movement even though there is no obvious intrinsic shoulder disease. This may follow bursitis or tendinitis of the shoulder or may be associated with systemic conditions such as chronic pulmonary disease, myocardial infarction, or diabetes mellitus. Prolonged immobility of the arm favors development of adhesive capsulitis. The condition is more common in women after age 50. It may resolve spontaneously 12 to 18 months after onset or may result in permanent restriction of movement. Treatment includes injection of glucocorticoids; use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and physical therapy may provide symptomatic relief; early range-of-motion exercises following an injury may prevent development of the disease; and manipulation of the shoulder while the patient is anesthetized may be of benefit. Synonym: frozen shoulder; pericapsulitis
See also: capsulitis
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There is no significant difference between effectiveness of Maitland mobilisation and Mulligan mobilisation with common use of ultrasound therapy to improve shoulder mobility and function in patient with adhesive capsulitis of shoulder.
Significant difference exists between effectiveness of Maitland mobilisation and Mulligan mobilisation with common use of ultrasound therapy in improving shoulder mobility and function in patient with adhesive capsulitis of shoulder.
Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder usually resolves spontaneously so the aim of therapy is to speed up the natural progression of the condition.
Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder is a common problem manifested by diffuse shoulder pain associated with loss of motion in all directions and little or no evidence of intraarticular disease.