Frozen Shoulder Treatment Overview
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.
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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