Sports injuries are not uncommon and can be either acute (sprains, fractures, tears, etc.) or chronic (tendinitis, overuse, etc.) Learn how to recognize and treat the most common sports injuries so they heal properly. Some can be treated at home, and some require a trip to the doctor. It’s important to understand your options.
- 1. Common Sports Injuries.
- 2. Injuries by Sport.
- 3. Overtraining Issues.
- 4. Treatment and Coping.
- 5. Special Topics – Other Issues Faced by Athletes.
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes restriction of motion in the shoulder joint. The cause of a frozen shoulder is not well understood, but it often occurs for no known reason. Frozen shoulder causes the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint to contract and form scar tissue.
What are the typical symptoms of a frozen shoulder?
- Shoulder pain; usually a dull, aching pain.
- Limited movement of the shoulder .
- Difficulty with activities such as brushing hair, putting on shirts.
- Pain when trying to sleep on the affected shoulder.
What are the stages of a frozen shoulder?
- Painful/Freezing Stage
This is the most painful stage of a frozen shoulder. Motion is restricted, but the shoulder is not as stiff as the frozen stage. This painful stage typically lasts 6-12 weeks.
- Frozen Stage
During the frozen stage, the pain usually eases up, but the stiffness worsens. The frozen stage can last 4-6 months.
The thawing stage is gradual, and motion steadily improves over a lengthy period of time. The thawing stage can last more than a year.