Frozen Shoulder Glossary of Terms

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Adhesive capsulitis: A condition in which a person has constant severe limitation of the r...

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Anesthesia: Loss of feeling or awareness, as when an anesthetic is administered before sur...

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Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, w...

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Arthroscopic: Related to arthroscopy.

Bursitis: Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that fu...

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Capsule: Capsule has many meanings in medicine including the following:

  1. In medici...

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Capsulitis: Inflammation of the capsule of the lens, joint, liver, or labyrinth. See also:...

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Chest: The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains t...

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Chronic: In medicine, lasting a long time. A chronic condition is one that lasts 3 months ...

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Contrast: Short for "contrast media." Contrast media are X-ray dyes used to provide contra...

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Cortisone: A naturally occurring adrenocorticoid hormone that is produced in minute amount...

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Diabetes: Refers to diabetes mellitus or, less often, to diabetes insipidus. Diabetes mell...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Elbow: The juncture of the long bones in the middle portion of the upper extremity. The bo...

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Essential: In medicine, of unknown cause, as in essential hypertension (high blood pressur...

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Fracture: A break in bone or cartilage. Although usually a result of trauma, a fracture ca...

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Frozen shoulder: Permanent severe limitation of the range of motion of the shoulder due to...

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Humerus: The long bone in the upper arm that extends from the shoulder to the elbow.

Ibuprofen: A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commonly used to treat pa...

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Inflammation: A localized reaction that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a ...

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Injure: To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emotional sense. Fr...

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Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Joint: The area where two bones are attached for the purpose of permitting body parts to m...

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MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging.

Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Physical therapist: A person who is trained and certified by a state or accrediting body t...

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Physical therapy: A branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises...

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Range of motion: The full movement potential of a joint, usually its range of flexion and ...

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Regimen: A plan or a regulated course, such as a diet, exercise, or treatment, that is des...

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Rehabilitation: The process of helping a person who has suffered an illness or injury rest...

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Rotator cuff: A group of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint. Each of these ten...

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Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of...

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Shoulder: A structure made up of two main bones: the scapula (shoulder blade) and the hume...

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Shoulder joint: The flexible ball-and-socket joint formed by the junction of the humerus...

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Strain: 1. An injury to a tendon or muscle resulting from overuse or trauma. 2. A heredita...

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Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Tendinitis: Inflammation of a tendon (the tissue by which muscle attaches to bone). Tendin...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves. Ultra-sound waves can be bounced off tissues by us...

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X-ray: High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light. X-ray is used...

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