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Adhesive Capsulitis—Closed Manipulation
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Adhesive Capsulitis—Closed Manipulation Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a shoulder manipulation, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Pain
  • Nerve injury
  • Damage to soft tissue
  • Instability or stiffness in joint
  • Fracture
  • Reaction to anesthesia used

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Recent or chronic illness
  • Certain medicines—especially those that increase bleeding (eg, aspirin )
  • Smoking or alcohol use
  • Previous shoulder surgery (may cause damage)

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Cough, trouble breathing, or chest pain
  • Severe nausea or vomiting
  • Pain becomes worse or swelling increases
  • Tingling or numbness that will not go away, especially in arms and hands

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.


1 Comment

Posted 12 years ago

There is a method called Structural Relief Therapy which is much more gentle and effective. It requires no anesthesia because pain is within tolerance of client. The procedure involves assessment of structural restriction then holding the arm in a relief position for 90 seconds. Arm is then moved slowly to newly tolerated range of motion. If the case is due to tearing and formation of scar tissue there are methods of lifting and separating scar tissue with injections.

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