Home Based Exercise Program for Frozen Shoulder- Follow-up of 36 Idiopathic Frozen Shoulder Patients
Method and Material: Thirty six consecutive idiopathic frozen shoulder patients with a painful shoulder of more than 4 weeks and less than 6 months duration and with limitation of active and passive range of movement greater than 25% in abduction and external rotation compared with the other shoulder were selected and subjected to the SHARP protocol.
RESULTS: The mean constant shoulder score at the start of protocol was 26.69 (SD- 8.522), which improved to 98.58 (SD-2.892) at 15 months. Maximum patients reached a constant shoulder score of 100 at 15 months (22 patients). The mean VAS score for pain at the start of the protocol was 7.14 (SD-1.222) which improved to 0 at 18 months.
Conclusion: SHARP is a non-invasive, easy to follow and reproduce, home based exercise program effective in early improvement of pain and disability in patients with frozen shoulder
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