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Frozen Shoulder

The shoulder contains a ball and socket joint that requires ligaments and connective tissue to hold it together, called the shoulder joint capsule. These ligaments are attached to the upper arm bone (humerus) and stretch over the joint and attach to the shoulder socket bone (glenoid) to keep the ball inside the socket. If the shoulder joint capsule becomes thickened and inflamed, it can be painful and difficult to use the shoulder. This is called frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis. It is a condition we can help alleviate at Medici Medical Arts.

The most common cause of frozen shoulder is limited use over a period of time. If the shoulder or upper arm is immobilized and does not perform routine movements for a few weeks or longer, the shoulder joint capsule can begin to thicken and become stiff. This is common when there is a shoulder problem, arm injury or a health condition where the arm is put in a sling or cast. Once it is time to regain movement, the shoulder may not cooperate. Symptoms of frozen shoulder include:

  • Pain and aching in the affected shoulder
  • Stiffness in the shoulder joint
  • Unable to lift your arms above shoulder level
  • Difficulty rotating your arms outward

Frozen shoulder is most common in middle age, between the ages of 40-60. This condition has three stages of symptoms and recovery can last two years or more.

Treatments for Adhesive Capsulitis

The restriction of movement and pain caused by frozen shoulder can be frustrating. It may be difficult to do everyday tasks like getting dressed or retrieving items from a higher shelf. Our team at Medici Medical Arts will devise a treatment plan to help speed up recovery and reduce pain while improving mobility. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatory injections and other treatments can be combined to help our patients with frozen shoulder regain use of the shoulder joint and enjoy a better quality of life.

If you have symptoms of frozen shoulder, contact Medici Medical Arts today to schedule a consultation. We have three clinics in the greater Atlanta area for your convenience.

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Medici Medical Arts

4.8 / 5.0

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Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Medical Arts both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

Christina S.

I am thrilled with the care I have received from Dr. Dosanjh. He has a fabulous staff that is caring and attentive. I had serious back pain that was hindering my quality of life. Now I am on my way to being discharged. I am very thankful for all they did for me. I will not miss the pain I was in but there is no doubt that l will miss them.

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