Frozen Shoulder myth

A very pathetic practice that we have seen in India is labelling of all shoulder problems as frozen shoulder, not only by the general population but even physicians including orthopedic surgeons.

Shoulder joint pain can arise from number of reasons . These etiologies can be rotator cuff tear, impingement, labral problems etc. It is mandatory to establish cause of the pain in the shoulder joint.

Stiffness usually follows all shoulder diseases, so labelling of all shoulder problems as frozen shoulder is irrational.

The treatment of all shoulder problems is different, labelling of frozen shoulder leads to same treatment for all the patients which leads to more harm than good to the patients.