Frozen shoulder

...a “waste-can diagnosis”?!

Frozen shoulder is seen as a “waste-can diagnosis”, often applied to any stiff and painful shoulder. This implyies that the shoulder will eventually thaw, and thereby doesn't need treatment. Due to differences in nomenclature, “frozen shoulder contracture syndrome” (FSCS) has been suggested as uniform name.

Management involves a great part of patient education. Joint mobilization and exercises produce better outcomes than ultrasound and massage. Documentation about the use of corticosteroids is not definitive. Manual therapy and exercise performed after an eventual procedure may better the outcome.

> From: Lewis, Man Ther 20 (2016-02-15 06:22:56) 2-9 . All rights reserved to Elsevier Ltd. Click here for the online summary.

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