What is the treatment for idiopathic adhesive capsulitis?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: S Ashfaq Hasan, MD  more...
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Idiopathic adhesive capsulitis affecting the glenohumeral joint is believed to be self-limiting and is often treated effectively with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. However, studies on the natural history of the condition have noted long-term pain in many patients who receive nonoperative treatment, with as many as 10% of patients never fully recovering normal shoulder activities. [31, 52]


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