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Frozen Shoulder Surgery

Frozen Shoulder Surgery

Frozen shoulder surgery is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness in the shoulder. It’s also known as adhesive capsulitis or shoulder contracture.

Typically, you’ll experience shoulder pain, which can become more severe over a number of months. This is usually followed by increased stiffness. The stiffness may affect your ability to carry out everyday activities. In particularly severe cases, you may not be able to move your shoulder at all.

A frozen shoulder occurs when the flexible tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint, known as the capsule, becomes inflamed and thickened. Pain and persistent stiffness in the shoulder joint are the two main symptoms of a frozen shoulder.

What are  the stages of Frozen Shoulder Surgery?

Stage one: During stage one, often referred to as the “freezing” phase, your shoulder starts to ache and can become very painful, for example, when reaching out for things. The pain is often worse at night and when you lie on the affected side. This stage can last anywhere from 2 to 9 months.

Stage two: Stage two is often known as the “frozen” phase. Your shoulder may become increasingly stiff, but the pain doesn’t usually get worse and may even decrease. The stiffness in your shoulder can continue to affect your day-to-day activities. This stage usually lasts 4–12 months.

Stage three: Stage three is known as the “thawing” phase. During this period, you’ll gradually regain movement in your shoulder. If pain is still present, it should start to fade, although it may come back occasionally as the stiffness eases. This stage can last 12 months or more.