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RMJ. 2017; 42(2): 273-275

Physiotherapy management of frozen shoulder associated with diabetes mellitus

Farah Shaheen, Annam Bint Irfan, Naeem Abbas, Muhammad Tariq Shafi, Binash Afzal, Nabira Izhar.

A case of diabetes mellitus associated frozen shoulder is presented, who had limited abduction, external rotation and internal rotation both in active and passive ranges. MRI to ruled out supraspinatus tear. Shoulder adhesive capsulitis physical assessment tests confirmed the diagnosis. He was successfully treated with combined Physical Therapy treatment including Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation, short wave diathermy, therapeutic ultrasound along therapeutic exercises and shoulder girdle mobilizations. At 4, 8 and 12 weeks during treatment, all the ranges remarkably improved.

Key words: Adhesive capsulitis, diabetes mellitus, therapeutic exercises, shoulder girdle mobilization.

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