What is frozen shoulder? The word 'frozen' almost explains the deformity superficially. 'Frozen Shoulder' is stiffness accompanied with pain that restricts the movement of your shoulder. It happens when the tissues around the joint stiffens, forming scar tissue and your shoulder movements become difficult and painful. It may happen after an injury or from a disease such as diabetes or a stroke. The condition normally comes slowly, then goes away slowly over the period of a year or more.
You may get a frozen shoulder when you stop using your shoulder joint normally because of pain, injury, or a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or a stroke. Any shoulder problem may lead to frozen shoulder if you do not use or work to keep full range of motion, in short keeping it non-static but active.
If treatment does not help you recover your shoulder pain, then sometimes surgery is the only resort. There are two types of surgery often done, one is called manipulation under anesthesia in which in you are put to sleep and then your arm is moved to positions that the stretch the tight tissue. The other surgery uses an arthroscope to cut through the tight tissue and scar tissue. Both the surgeries can be done at the same time.
It is only in severe cases that you will have to resort to surgery. Professional physical therapy is good enough when it comes to treating and healing a frozen shoulder. If you are troubled with a frozen shoulder, don't ignore it. Get a physical therapist to help you out.