Frozen shoulder is a condition commonly seen in people over 40 years of age especially in diabetics and hypothyroidism patients. In frozen shoulder the covering around the shoulder joint (joint capsule) shrinks and there is severe restriction of movement in shoulder associated with pain. It last in total for about 1–2 years and then resolves on its own. Such patients may be suffering from severe affections of activities of daily living and night pain resulting in lack of sleep.
The best treatment for frozen shoulder is exercises. With exercises the condition may resolve early or at least the severity of symptoms will come down. If the pain is too severe one can contact an orthopedic surgeon who may offer some forms of physiotherapy, injections into the shoulder or in some cases surgery(shoulder arthroscopy and release). During the arthroscopic procedure the tight structures around the shoulder are released and shoulder is mobilized. This is generally done under general anesthesia and the patient can be discharged in 1 or 2 days after the surgery.