Treatment methods

Treatment for your mobility

We have different treatment methods at our disposal to treat a frozen shoulder. Our specialists decide together with you which therapy is best for your frozen shoulder.

Conservative treatment methods

Conservative frozen shoulder therapy

In most cases, a frozen shoulder can be treated without surgery. In general, different pillars are taken into consideration for the conservative treatment of your frozen shoulder: 
  • Pain management
  • Physiotherapy
  • Shoulder injections 
  • Cortisone shock therapy (tablets)
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Surgical treatment methods

Frozen shoulder: Surgery by our specialists

If you suffer from primary shoulder stiffness, surgery can usually be avoided. Only if conservative treatment of a frozen shoulder does not bring any improvement can surgery be useful. During this, our specialists relieve the adhesions and shortenings of your articular capsule. We perform this procedure minimally invasively by means of arthroscopy (keyhole surgery). During frozen shoulder surgery, we treat the underlying causes as well as the shoulder stiffness. 

The surgery on your frozen shoulder is performed using a combination of local anaesthetic and general anaesthetic. Most pain stimuli are eliminated with the regional anaesthetic (pain catheter). This allows us to use a low dosage of your general anaesthetic. You will benefit greatly from the combination in the days following the operation. The pain catheter remains in place for the first few days after the surgery on your frozen shoulder. This allows you to move painlessly the day after the operation and perform your first exercises. 

Frozen shoulder: Therapy after the operation

The therapy after the operation is simple and there are no essential requirements. You can move your arm as far as the pain allows. It is important that you start with everyday activities early after the operation. The regained mobility should be maintained through early exercises. It is important to find the right balance between training and avoiding irritation. This is exactly where our experts can help you.