Are you suffering shoulder pain and you don’t know what’s wrong? Adhesive capsulitis is a painful and disabling disorder of in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain.
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that directly impacts the shoulder joint, resulting in discomfort and stiffness. It develops gradually, impeding comfortable shoulder movement. Everyday actions like reaching or lifting suddenly become arduous tasks.
The primary concern in frozen shoulder lies within the joint’s capsule—an encasing tissue offering protection. Normally, this capsule facilitates seamless joint motion. However, in cases of frozen shoulder, it becomes progressively tight and rigid over time. This leads to the recognizable sensations of pain and stiffness.
In addressing the complexities of frozen shoulder, exploring diverse treatment options becomes crucial. One avenue is arthroscopic intervention—a minimally invasive approach. This procedure involves the insertion of a tiny camera through 2-3 minor incisions encircling the shoulder. This technology enables a detailed view of the joint’s interior, offering insights into the impact of the constricted capsule on the surrounding structures.
Arthroscopic intervention serves a dual purpose: diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Badia, a pioneer in this minimally invasive technique, utilizes it to pinpoint the issue and implement a solution. Through this procedure, the tight capsule can be released, facilitating improved movement and alleviating discomfort.