What is adhesive capsulitis?
Adhesive capsulitis is also known as frozen shoulder. It is a condition that results in the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder (capsule) becoming thick and inflamed. Adhesive capsulitis develops in three stages, each of which can last for months. Symptoms typically worsen over time and may resolve naturally or require treatment. Dr. Steve Yoon provides biologic treatments for adhesive capsulitis.
What are the symptoms of adhesive capsulitis?
Each of the three stages of frozen shoulder has slightly different symptoms. The stages and symptoms of this condition are:
- Freezing stage: Any movement of the shoulder causes pain. Range of motion becomes limited.
- Frozen stage: Pain may start to diminish, but the shoulder becomes stiffer, and it is more difficult to use.
- Thawing stage: Range of motion in the shoulder begins to improve.
What treatment options are available for adhesive capsulitis?
If the symptoms persist, it is recommended to schedule a consultation for adhesive capsulitis in Los Angeles with Dr. Yoon. A comprehensive evaluation will be performed and a treatment plan can then be discussed based on the findings.