Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder refers to stiffness and pain in the shoulder due to the thickening of the connective capsule covering the shoulder joint. This usually occurs when there is no movement in the joint for few days due to medical procedures, stroke, etc. There are three stages in this condition. Treatment includes medication to reduce pain, exercise like the range of motion exercise, arthroscopic surgery, etc.

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How can I get recovered from shoulder and arm pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old female. My weight is 54 kg and height is 4'10". I have been suffering from upper arm and shoulder pain for the past one year, and it increased in the last three months. I cannot lift any weight. I feel pain with movement (forward and backward) of the arm. The arm is sti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Non-traumatic pain in shoulder in a female of your age group is either because of periarthritis shoulder or frozen shoulder or due to early osteoarthritic changes in the shoulder joint. Both clinical examination and radiological investigation such as x-ray and MRI sca...  Read Full »

Can I recover after surgery from a rotator cuff tear in the right shoulder?

Query: Hi doctor,I had rotator cuff surgery before eight months. The repaired shoulder hurts more than before surgery, and I have lost about 30% range of motion. Now, the doctor has told me that it is a frozen shoulder. Also, I was informed that my right shoulder rotator cuff is fully torn and he has sche...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to me, the shoulder never gets back 100 percent movement. But, 90% is possible if the surgery is done perfectly. The pain after the surgery is aggravated due to stretching of physiotherapy. Yes, working normally will be possible, and you will be able to work and...  Read Full »

How to treat frozen shoulder in diabetic patients?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is diabetic. Now, she is having a frozen shoulder and cannot lift both hands for the past three months. She is also depressed due to my family issues and on anti-depressants tablets. She is now taking Clonotril 0.5, Arip MT 10, Nexito 5, Glycomet trio 2, Mixtard 30 16 units on...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is her job, and how much physical activity she has in her daily routine?  Read Full »

How to manage a frozen shoulder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 65 years old male, I weight 135 pounds, and I am 5.3 feet tall. I take daily maintenance Versant 5 mg (for hypertension) and Janumet 50 mg (for diabetes). I have frozen right shoulder pain from the upper back shoulder, highest pain in the upper inner arm shooting down to my hand. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing. As per your medical history, you suffer from a frozen shoulder, and now it is paining with restricted movement of your shoulder. Since it is paining now, I would advise you to do the following things, 1. Get an MRI scan of the shoulder joint as ...  Read Full »

How to treat left shoulder pain and arm pain in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is a diabetic for the past 10 years. She takes Glimidib MV2 SR and insulin Insuman Comb 25. Yesterday, she did sugar levels before breakfast it is 294 and post it is 334. She has been having pain in the left shoulder and the arm, since March 2020. We have been in consultation w...  Read Full »


Dr. Chintan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have treated many such patients with adhesive capsulitis and cervical spondylitis. I would like to suggest initial management for your mother and she will require a good follow up ...  Read Full »

Do left arm pain and shoulder pain in an elderly patient indicates heart disease?

Query: Hello doctor, This is about my 69 years old mother, non-obese, nonhypertensive, nondrinker/smoker. She is not on any medication. She is unable to move her left arm for the past three days and also has shoulder pain, especially when not sitting. There was no injury to the arm. And the trouble moving...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ilciniq.com. Please attach the ECG report, it is not attached. Please clarify, whether the pain is prominent feature or inability to move the arm, or is it like that she is not able to move arm because of pain or fear of pain. Now, this is not indicative of heart disease. Left a...  Read Full »

Can Achilles' tendon weakness make a person fall often?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question for my mother. My mother is 50 years old. She complains of episodic, sudden loss of weight bearing ability on the left Achilles tendon. This has resulted in two major falls, which resulted in trauma. These are present for past few months and have become more frequent in...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your mother's elaborative history provided here, along with the reports attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with this query. She has mild osteoarthritic changes in the lumbosacral region with osteoarthritis knee, anemia, peria...  Read Full »

Why am I having severe shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Approximately 4 months ago, some mild pain started in my right shoulder joint but i have not taken it seriously. It started bothering me since end of February and it was slowly worsening. I daily travel by crowded trains, approximately 25 km to my workplace and back. By middle of Mar...  Read Full »


Dr. Upendra K Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be frozen shoulder, as told by orthopaedic earlier. Primary treatment of frozen shoulder is physiotherapy. Pain killer and muscle relaxants are given temporarily, start on tablet Neorelax MR 8 (Aceclofenace + Thiocolchicoside) two times a day for 5 days alon...  Read Full »

What is the reason for shoulder and arm pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 28 years old. She is suffering from shoulder and arm pain. She has more pain during night-time and not able to get good sleep. First we consulted a doctor; he gave some multivitamin and Calcium tablets. Also advised her to do some exercise, but there is no effect. Then we consu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Uric acid levels are within normal levels. Hemoglobin levels are reduced and should be around 12 g. Most probably it is due to iron deficiency anemia. She needs to take Iron and Folic acid tablets for a month and repeat her hemoglobin levels to see that it has returned t...  Read Full »

From the MRI of my shoulder, can you tell me if my shoulder will ever get better?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had shoulder problems since high school. I played field hockey at school, club, provincial, and national school team. And I was also in the swimming, volleyball, life-saving, and club tennis team in school, club, provincial and national school. I played squash socially. I had a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MRI report is telling us of the previous surgeries that the shoulder has had. Currently, there is a fresh partial thickness tear of one of the rotator cuff muscles. There is also some changes that suggest that you may be having early stages of frozen shoulder. Bot...  Read Full »

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