Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis, a shoulder condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Symptoms are gradual and can worsen over time. Before long, you can’t move your shoulder like you once did. Reaching for an item on a high shelf or wearing clothing like a bra becomes difficult becomes difficult. When your condition becomes severe, you might not be able to do everyday tasks that involve shoulder movement.

What causes Frozen Shoulder to develop?

It is not clear why some people develop a frozen shoulder. Women are more likely to develop it if you are between ages of 40 to 60. Other risk factors include traumatic shoulder injury, prolonged immobility to the shoulder or post-surgery, especially after shoulder reconstruction or mastectomy). A common but little known relationship is with diabetes.

What types of treatment are available?

Medication – Anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed to reduce pain and swelling. Nerve supplements may also be useful.

Steroid Injections – Cortisone, an anti-inflammatory medicine is injected into the shoulder joint to reduce inflammation and to facilitate movement.

Physiotherapy – There are specific stretching and range of motion exercises for the shoulder will help restore motion. This is done under the supervision of a physiotherapist.

Surgery – If patients do not respond to conservative treatment, the doctor might suggest surgery to help stretch the scar tissue. Common methods include manipulation under anaesthesia and shoulder arthroscopy.

Rehabilitate with us.

Preparing for a procedure can be overwhelming. Let us help to make your recovery journey less worrying.

Our medical team will manage your appointments, make necessary surgery arrangements and surgery claims^. The best outcome for frozen shoulder is to start physiotherapy as soon as possible after manipulation of shoulder or MUA. At BJIOS Orthopaedics, we can start painless physiotherapy within one hour of shoulder manipulation based on our unique protocol and in-house physiotherapy facility.

Bills, Insurance and Claims

Bills, Insurance and Claims

BJIOS Day Surgery is Medisave accredited, this means you can authorise us to submit your Day Surgery bill# right after your surgery. Our surgeons are panel specialists with private Integrate Plan Insurers^. This gives you a peace of mind knowing the medical fees are according to MOH Fee Benchmarks. 

Insurers might require Preauthorization to assess whether treatment is covered under your insurance policy before surgery and also to plan for any out-of-pocket expenses. This also ensures that treatment is medically necessary with reasonable treatment fees.

^We will not be able to accept LOG from any company/ insurance company that does not have prior credit arrangement with BJIOS Orthopaedics.

*Insurance companies have established a preferred panel of quality medical partners with years of specialist experience, clean professional track records and who uphold a high quality of care for their patients. This allows them to protect their policy holders, giving them a peace of mind to seek professional and reliable treatment.

#BJIOS will be able to submit surgery claims for Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) from AIA, AXA, Prudential, Great Eastern, NTUC Income, and Aviva.