Frozen Shoulder Management & Treatment

Frozen shoulder is a condition whereby the shoulder becomes stiff and painful to move in all directions. Frozen shoulder usually worsens over time. Frozen shoulder affects people between the ages of 40 and 60 years old, it can occur in either in men and women. The medical term for frozen shoulder is Adhesive Capsulitis.

Dr Kevin Yip Orthopaedic Surgeon Gleneagles Singapore

Dr Kevin Yip
Specialist Orthopaedic (Frozen Shoulder)

What can I do to get Better More Quickly?

There are some treatments that can help you cope with the pain and stiffness and help you get better quicker, including:

  • Medications – NSAIDs can help reduce the inflammation and pain.
  • Corticosteroid – A steroid injection can help to alleviate the pain in severe cases
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA) – this may be an option for severe cases. This procedure involves anaesthetising your shoulder and having a doctor to move the joint to stretch the scar tissue.
  • Physiotherapy – To move your shoulder joint to prevent further stiffness and promote mobility in the shoulder.

At Singapore Osteoporosis Clinic, we can help you or your family member to reverse and prevent osteoporosis. If treatment is started early then the best possible outcomes can be achieved.

How can I know if I have osteoporosis?

Experts agree the most accurate and useful test for osteoporosis is to have the density of your bones checked by a type of x-ray known as a DXA or DEXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) scan, which tests the bone mineral density of multiple bones in the body.

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A bone density scan for osteoporosis – the condition of having fragile bones – is a painless and simple form of X-ray called a DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry). It measures possible bone loss.

DEXA scans look for signs of fragile bones and help assess your risk of developing fractures, while also sometimes being used to monitor the effects of treatment for osteoporosis.

How much does Bone Density Scan Cost?

DEXA Bone Mineral Density Test at $291 exclude GST. Includes Specialist Consultation.

Why do you need Bone Mineral Density Scan?

Osteoporosis affects men and women of all ages, but is more common in older post-menopausal women because their oestrogen declines after the menopause, resulting in a decrease in bone density. If you are female, you might be advised to have a DEXA scan if you:

  • have broken a bone after a minor bump or fall
  • have a family history of hip fracture on your mother’s side
  • have a history of periods stopping for more than one year before the menopause
  • have taken steroid tablets for three months or more
  • are under 45 and have a hysterectomy or early menopause
  • have hip pain or knee pain
  • are underweight.

If you are male, you might be advised to have a scan if you have:

  • low levels of testosterone
  • a medical condition associated with osteoporosis such as rheumatoid arthritis or coeliac disease
  • have hip pain or knee pain
  • taken steroid tablets for three months or more.

A DEXA scan is a very safe, quick and painless procedure

Having this scan can identify the problem before it becomes worse so treatment can begin quickly.

DEXA scans are carried out as an outpatient procedure in the imaging or radiology department and usually take 10 to 15 minutes.

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Your neck and shoulders ache a lot more. You may feel a knot, stiffness, or severe pain in your neck. The pain may spread to your shoulders, upper back, or arms. You may get a headache. You may not be able to move or turn your head and neck easily. If there is pressure on a spinal nerve root , you might have pain that shoots down your arm . You may also have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm.

How is Neck & Shoulder Pain treated?

The type of treatment you need will depend on whether your neck and shoulder pain is caused by activities, an injury, or another medical condition.

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Most people have back and neck pain from time to time. Some people have ongoing pain that affect their daily activities. Find out how our spine specialist can treat, manage, and avoid back and neck pain.

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