How To: Diagnose and treat frozen shoulder

Diagnose and treat frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a common problem that men and women get between ages of 40 to 60. It is also known as adhesive capsulitis. A frozen shoulder is when the shoulder joint is clamped down. Learn how to diagnose and treat a frozen shoulder in this medical how-to video.

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Look for rapid freezing phase
Consult a doctor
Treatment involves physical therapy

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Dr. Hackel specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries utilizing the latest medical techniques for anyone who is injured on the job or at home, a weekend warrior, professional, high school or recreational athlete. Following his residency in 2003 in Family Practice at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, GA, Dr. Hackel accepted a fellowship at The American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Primary Care Sports Medicine under the direction of orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James R. Andrews. Upon completion of the fellowship he was invited to become a member of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, FL.

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