This enigmatic condition mostly affects females of the age group 45 – 60. The cause is unknown and it can lead to severe pain and restricted motion. If the sufferer is patient spontaneous resolutions can usually be expected. It is this self-limiting nature of the condition which invites many “alternative” therapists to have a field day with successful treatments, given the fact that if they continue for long enough they will be able to guarantee success.
In the severely painful phase various different modalities of treatment may be effective to relieve the pain including anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injection and in rare intances the operation of “arthroscopic capsulectomy”