Frozen Shoulder

Sometimes small injuries to your shoulder or even minor periods of inflammation can lead to a mysterious condition called adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder. Although the exact cause is unknown, it happens when a shoulder develops some inflammation which causes the severe pain and eventual “freezing” of the shoulder. There is usually nothing structurally abnormal about the shoulder in these situations. This can require months of “thawing” to get the pain to decrease and to get back the motion in your shoulder. Surgery is rarely required. Our doctors at IBJI will create a custom treatment and recovery plan suited to your condition, with assistance from diagnostic imaging technology.

Conditions Associated with Frozen Shoulder

  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Muscle Fatigue
  • Age


  • Non-surgical Treatments
    • Physical and Occupational Therapy
    • Injections
    • Pain Management Therapy
    • Medications: Analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, TNF-alpha inhibitors, immunotherapy
  • Arthroscopic Frozen Shoulder Release Surgery

Frozen Shoulder Treatment at IBJI

The shoulder specialists at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute will successfully diagnose your painful condition and get you back to full, confident, and pain-free function.

Request an appointment at your nearest IBJI location today to discuss your potential frozen shoulder pain with our experienced staff and physicians .

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