Frozen shoulder is a condition that progressively worsens due to pain, stiffness and loss of motion. The condition can be triggered by an injury or trauma that injures the soft tissues around the shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder causes pain which is worse at night, a difficulty raising your arm above your head and moving it across your body from side to side, and limited range of motion in the affected joint.
If you are looking for frozen shoulder treatment in Singapore then come down for a consultation with Dr Ong Kee Leong who has extensive experience dealing with this condition. She will help determine what type of treatment would be best suited for you based on factors such as age, medical history and severity of symptoms experienced. You may also want to consider undergoing surgery to repair the frozen shoulder joint.
Dr Ong Kee Leong is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore. She has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all types of conditions affecting the upper limb including carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cysts and fractures as well as rehabilitation following surgery.
If you suspect that you have a frozen shoulder, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.
There are various treatments available for frozen shoulder, including painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the swelling.
Frozen shoulder surgery is often considered for patients who have undergone a long period of the frozen shoulder without having any relief from conservative treatment.
Frozen shoulder treatment methods include:
Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the swelling,
Massage therapy, hot or cold compression pads on the affected muscle tissues. This will help in reducing inflammation and pain.
Physiotherapy exercises including stretching techniques for both upper extremities as well as strengthening exercises of all the muscles that are associated with frozen shoulder condition (trapezius/rhomboids). These physiotherapy sessions can be done at home with some guidance from a therapist every now and then.
Frozen Shoulder is often diagnosed by x-ray investigations which show changes in joint space between two adjacent bones when compared to an uninjured person. Additionally, orthopaedic MRI scans may also be conducted so doctors can get a better idea about how serious the problem is.
Surgery for Frozen Shoulder Condition: Surgery may be recommended in case of severe cases and the condition does not respond to treatment with medications or physiotherapy sessions over a period of time. Keyhole surgery can be performed under local anaesthesia where two small incisions are made on either side of your shoulder blade, allowing doctors to remove any bone spurs that have developed due to the frozen shoulder condition as well as release tension from the capsule around your joint by means of an arthroscopic examination. Once this has been done, your surgeon will replace these tissues back into their original position which will help restore mobility at long last!
The recovery process from frozen shoulder surgery is typically a long one, with the average period of healing being around six weeks before you are able to return back to work. This time varies depending on your overall health and fitness level beforehand which we will explore further in just a moment below. During this recovery period, it’s important that you avoid any heavy lifting or stretching activities for at least two months following your treatment.
Orthopaedic doctors in Singapore may recommend all treatments prior to recommending surgery as they can help reduce pain over time and alleviate pressure on the joint if caught early enough! Surgery should only be considered once other options have been explored thoroughly – however, it is worth noting that there are benefits associated with this procedure when compared to not getting anything done at all.