Steroids are often spoken of, in a rather dismissive tone, given its bad reputation for causing serious side effects.
However, local application of steroids especially local / regional injections of steroid are one of the best blessings of the medicine world.
For e.g. local bursitis or inflammation in the shoulder may take days to respond to rest, cold fomentation or medicines,
but one local injection of the steroid in the shoulder gives you instant relief....
Imagine having pain in your shoulder in every daily activity of your life like washing, wearing clothes, trying to lift an object, drinking tea etc.
This is a typical complaint of a frozen shoulder patient. Another big problem is the disturbed sleep due to pain which decreases the quality of
life while the patient spends the rest of his day, exhausted and tired.....
There is nothing frozen inside or outside the shoulder. In fact it may just be the opposite.
The tissues may be inflamed to some extent for some time period.
Codman coined the term “frozen shoulder” in 1934. However, now it is loosely applied to any misunderstood painful condition of the shoulder.
Scientifically speaking, frozen shoulder, also known, as adhesive capsulitis ......
After an exciting win, an Indian cricket fan’s adrenaline levels can be judged by how frantically they move their legs and shoulders in sync to the screams of joy. But as time passes by, age catches up. Cricketers retire to move into commentary boxes and the once energetic fans suffice their craze by good ole clapping. A quick switch to the news and we hear another athlete undergo surgery, while the swift urge to change channels made the shoulder scream in pain.......