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Frozen Shoulder Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Most cases of frozen shoulder can be treated at home, but it’s helpful to see a provider to get an accurate diagnosis.
  • You can treat pain and stiffness yourself by taking ibuprofen (Advil) and doing gentle stretching.

When you may need a provider

  • See a healthcare provider to get an accurate diagnosis.
  • See a shoulder specialist if symptoms don’t improve after 3–4 months.
  • You may need physical therapy to help gently stretch your shoulder.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Sudden weakness in the arm
  • Signs of a stroke like facial drooping or problems speaking

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