What is a Frozen Shoulder?



Frozen shoulder, is referred to as adhesive capsulitis, a disorder in which the shoulder capsule and the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes stiff, inflamed and significantly reduces motion and may cause serious chronic pain.

Signs of a Frozen Shoulder

  • Increased shoulder pain as you move your arm
  • Shoulder stiffness that makes it hard to get daily tasks done
  • Shoulder pain that keeps you from sleeping
  • An arm that you can’t raise or rotate beyond a certain point

Treatment can be painful and challenging and usually consists of Physical Therapy, Pain Management, Massage Therapy, or Surgery.  If think you may be suffering with a frozen shoulder, stop the pain now.  At Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center our team of Physical Therapists, Pain Management Specialists, Massage Therapists, and our Shoulder Specialists are here to help you get back to a healthy, pain free lifestyle.  Call (540) 347-9220 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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