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🔎 Research Update: Oral Corticosteroids vs. Exercises for Frozen Shoulder Treatment 🤕💪
A recent study conducted by Derya Çelik, Zeynal Yasacı, and Ali Erşen compared the effectiveness of two treatment options for frozen shoulder: oral corticosteroids and exercises. Let’s dive into the findings! 📚
- 33 patients with frozen shoulder were randomly assigned to either the exercise group (17 patients) or the oral corticosteroids group (16 patients).
- The exercise group underwent exercise sessions twice a week for 6 weeks (12 visits).
- The oral corticosteroids group received prednisolone for 4 weeks.
- Participants were assessed at baseline, after 6 weeks, and at a 12-week follow-up.
- Both groups showed significant improvements in pain relief and functional outcomes at the 6- and 12-week follow-ups compared to the baseline.
- The exercise group had superior results in terms of abduction and external rotation range of motion (ROM).
- The effect sizes were larger in the exercise group.
- No significant differences were found between the groups in terms of overall function and pain relief.
- Both treatment options showed positive outcomes for frozen shoulder.
- The exercise group had better results in terms of abduction and external rotation ROM.
- Considering the potential side effects of oral corticosteroids, exercise programs tailored to individual pain levels may be a promising option for frozen shoulder treatment.
🔗 To learn more about this study, check out the full article: PMID: 36842462 DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2023.01.027
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