Frozen Shoulder Topic Guide
Frozen Shoulder: A frozen shoulder occurs when the shoulder joint loses a significant amount of range of motion due to scarring. Injuries such as bursitis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff injuries may cause a frozen shoulder. Pain and tenderness are symptoms of a frozen shoulder. Treatment involves anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and physical therapy.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a scanner that takes cross-sectional images of the body. It is used to evaluate tissues of the head, neck, chest, limbs, abdomen, and pelvis. MRI is a very safe procedure; sedation may be used for infants, small children, or adults who are claustrophobic.