Cancer Fighting Vitamins

As the nation's second most deadly disease, cancer brings with it several risk factors. Therefore, it's logical that we take a good look at the foods we're eating, and start introducing nutrient-rich foods that are known to help reduce the cancer risk. A diet rich in fiber, vegetables, and fruits, including juices made from 100 percent fruit juice, can make a big difference in your cancer risk. Foods rich in phytochemicals which are found in beans and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and kale are strong choices. So are dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, romaine lettuce, and collard greens, which are packed with fiber, lutein, and carotenoids - all cancer-fighting substances. Focus on choosing foods that have abundant amounts of vitamins C, E, and A, all antioxidants themselves. These help protect you from cancer by preventing the growth of free radicals in your body. Tomatoes are an awesome cancer-fighting superfood. Not only do tomatoes contain lycopene, the antioxidant phytochemical that also helps prevent heart disease, but they're a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, all which do battle against cancer-causing free radicals. Add them to your salad or use as a topping on your homemade pizza. They're also a great way of adding some zest to your favorite sandwich. Watermelon is also stuffed full of antioxidants, and includes about 80 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement. It is also a great source of vitamin A, or beta carotene. And like tomatoes, it also contains lycopene. Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, which help reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancer. Plus cabbage is rich in fiber and has almost 50 percent of daily requirement of vitamin C, making it a well-rounded superfood with cancer-fighting power. Carrots are also a wonderful source of fiber and beta carotene, and they have about three times the daily requirement of vitamin A. Did you know that one-quarter cup of kidney beans has the same amount of fiber and protein as two ounces of red meat? Whole wheat pasta is also a good source of fiber, and broccoli will tip the daily scales for your daily vitamin A and C needs. Toss them all together with your favorite low-fat Italian dressing for a simple dinner of cancer-fighting proportions. Strawberries and blueberries are rich in vitamin C and fiber. They're quick and simple finger food, and easily be added to your favorite whole grain cereal oatmeal, or low-fat yogurt.

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Early Cancer Screening Programs

If there is a better reading of ANY book by its author, I'd love to hear it.

A Day Maker & Storytime Shaker

Pete the Cat - I Love My White Shoes - Live Telling
by Eric Litwin | video info

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http://www.ericlitwin.com http://www.petethecat.com http://www.thelearninggroove.com Mr. Eric and James Dean tell the tale at Little Shop of Stories. Mr. Michael (producer of the CD) plays the guitar. Helpful Links: www.ericlitwin.com www.thelearninggroove.com www.petethecat.com

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Break out a Snazaroo set of facepaint (you mean you don't HAVE one?) and paint the kids faces before story hour: black circles on the nose, white oval around lip, and black whiskers. Takes a minute to do each child.

Great readaloud -- combines #s with cats with funny accents

Cat Up a Tree

Cat Up a Tree

by Ann Hassett

I love doing all the characters in this book: Nana Quimby croaking into the phone, the pompous police, the disinterested librarian, and the jovial guys from the FD. I vary the counting, sometimes counting the cats in the tree, and sometimes just flashing out five as the book (mercifully) increases by multiples instead of the old one-two-one-two. Sometimes I speeded through the #s, and sometimes we all counted together, building up to the funny climax.

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Watch Animals Grow...Kittens

by Colleen Sexton

Kittens (An "I Love Reading" Level 2 Reader)

by Cindy Bracken

I'm all in favor of a little Common Core at storytime. REAL kittens are fascinating, so include a book about them in your line up! Early readers are a great source for text that gets right to the point and great pictures.

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Boris and the Wrong Shadow

Leigh Hodkinson

Boris and the Wrong Shadow

Boris and the Wrong Shadow

by Leigh Hodgkinson

Hoooo, I love this funny book with its hilarious illustrations. The kids took it very seriously -- "Boris asks VERY politely if Vernon took his shadow. Vernon says, "NO. Not exactly.." Boris thinks that SOMEONE is telling a tiny lie." I could see the children weighing in very heavily on that misbehaving mouse. This book definitely falls into the SO CUTE.

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There Are Cats in This Book

There Are Cats in This Book

by Viviane Schwarz

A very interactive book -- as you turn the pages, you have to find the cats and guess what they're up to. Also try her next book, "There Are NO Cats in This Book."

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Out of Print Favorite

Me and My Cat?

Me and My Cat?

by Satoshi Kitamura

Get it through the library if you must. This book is hysterical. A witch accidentally switches out a little boy for his cat, so the little boy wakes up in the wrong body and finds himself having to fend with the neighborhood cats while his cat goes to school. Illustrations are Kitamura fabulous.

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For Babies

Mice by Rose Fyleman. Adorable. Cat by Matthew VanFleet. Busy Kittens.
Have You Seen My Cat? Have You Seen My Cat?
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For Older Children

Millions of Cats

Bad Kitty (Book & CD) Bad Kitty (Book & CD)
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Love this Laurie Berkner version of the classic

Laurie Berkner "The Cat Came Back" on "Jack's Big Music Show"
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I know this is poor quality but I love playing this for my daughter and wanted to add it to her You Tube videos so I just recorded it on my old Cannon digital camera.

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So where is the Cat in the Hat? The goal of my storytime book selection is to expose (!!!) kids to books they may never have heard, and everyone knows The Cat in the Hat!



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Her2 Pathway

Jesus saw visions all the time.

Jesus only did what He saw His Father doing.

"Jesus gave them this answer: "Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed." John 5:19-20

"I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father." John 8:38

I want to imitate Jesus. But before I could live that way, I needed first to learn how to become a seer. Daniel simply said, "I looked," and he saw (Dan. 7:2, 9, 13)! However, for many years, I didn't look and so I didn't see. Finally I reclaimed the use of my visionary capacity and now I, too, can simply quiet myself in the Lord's presence, look, and see the visions of Almighty God. I am a seer because I have become a "looker."

How I see Visions.

1. I repent of my sin of not presenting the eyes of my heart to God and looking. Then I begin presenting the eyes of my heart to God and begin looking for visions.

2. I use my godly imagination to picture a Gospel scene as I read it. Imagination is a part of Biblical meditation. This step is essential.

3. I then ask the Holy Spirit for a vision as I place myself in the scene with Jesus.

4. The scene comes alive through the life of the Holy Spirit and I watch the flow of images.

5. Finally, I record the vision. This allows me stay in the vision without examine it right then (which usually ends the vision). I can then prayerfully and Scripturally exam the vision later. This also allows me share my vision with some spiritual advisors so I can receive confirmation as to whether this truly was a vision from God.

Listening to God is a Key in Your Pathway to God.

In addition to seeing vision, we can also hear God's voice. Jesus did. "I speak the things my Father has taught me" (Jn. 5:30). Jesus also said, "My sheep hear My voice" (Jn. 10:27). So it is clear we are to live out of the voice of Jesus and the Father. His voice sounds like spontaneous thoughts which light upon you, particularly when your eyes are fixed on Jesus (Heb. 12:1, 2). You will discover that heart faith (Rom. 10:9) bubbles forth as you hear God's voice (Gen. 12:1-2), see His visions (Gen. 15: 1,5, 6) and incubate that within the other three senses of your heart.



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Shoulder Pain Cancer

Many women wish to have large breasts to look attractive in front of others. However, for some women having excessive large breasts often turn out to be embarrassing by attracting unwanted attention of others. Women with extremely large size breasts, unusual in proportion to their body shape live a life filled with harassments and depression. However, that is not all; carrying excessive oversized bosoms can trigger numerous health problems as well. If you or any of your close friends or family members is suffering from such problems, there"s an effective solution that will help you get rid of all these troubles and embarrassments. Undergoing a breast reduction surgery is the safest way to lessen your breasts size and to live a healthy life by preventing potential health problems from taking place.

The following list will tell you about some major advantages of undergoing such surgeries:

  • Get rid of neck, shoulder, and back pain: Extremely large breasts can do a lot of damage to your body proportion. You may experience severe neck, shoulder, and back pain. Apart from that, carrying excess weight may cause deformities in your skeletal structure as well. Carrying this excess weight for a long time will ultimately do a lot of harm to your posture. Undergoing breast reduction surgery is the best way to prevent all these things from happening and live a life with peace of mind.
  • Improve appearance: While having large breasts is a dream of many, excessive large breasts can make someone a laughing stock in front of others. Undergoing a breast reduction surgery will help you start your life afresh minus the embarrassments you had to experience till date. Moreover, this surgery will also correct the shape of your breasts in order to make them look attractive.
  • Improve ability to work: Over-sized breasts prevent women from taking part in their favorite activities like exercising, jogging, playing games, and so on. Carrying excess weight will make you feel tired faster than an average person and this lack of energy may affect your lifestyle to a great extent. With the help of breast reduction surgeries you will be able to work more energetically and efficiently than ever before.

So, now you know some of the most useful benefits of undergoing the safest and most reliable breast reduction treatment in the world. It is considered as the most effective way to improve the physical and psychological health of women. The best news is the result of this surgery will last forever without any side effects.



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Breast Cancer New

A type of breast cancer that is rare and gets its name from the appearance of the skin on the breast is inflammatory breast cancer.

Diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer is usually diagnosed at a younger age than those diagnosed with other forms of breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is diagnosed in men only in very rare circumstances.

In the past, women diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer had grim survival statistics; however, new approaches in treatment offer greater chances for survival than ever before.

Symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer include:

A breast that appears red, purple, pink or bruised
A tender, firm and enlarged breast
A warm feeling in the breast
Itching of the breast
Pain
Ridged or dimpled skin texture, similar to an orange peel
Thickened areas of skin
Enlarged lymph nodes under the arm, above the collarbone or below the collarbone
Flattening or retraction of the nipple
Swollen or crusted skin on the nipple
Change in color of the skin around the nipple

These same symptoms can also indicate a breast infection called mastitis. Mastitis occurs most often in younger women who are breast-feeding. Mastitis causes a fever and is easily treated with antibiotics. Inflammatory breast cancer does not typically cause a fever, nor does it respond to antibiotics.

Another condition in which there can be redness, warmth and swelling of the breast is caused by a previous operation or radiation therapy that involved the outer breast or underarm. These cases are not inflammatory breast cancer either.
Inflammatory breast cancer progresses rapidly. If you notice any of the above symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer, mention them right away to your physician.

If you receive treatment for a breast infection (mastitis) and your symptoms last longer than a week after starting antibiotics, ask your physician to do imaging studies of the breast or to perform a breast biopsy. If the test shows no signs of cancer and your symptoms seem to worsen, talk to your physician about getting another biopsy or ask for a referral to a breast specialist.

Treatment for inflammatory breast cancer:

Inflammatory breast cancer was treated by surgery. The mortality rate was at 100 percent. Significant progress has been made in recent years, which has improved the prognosis for a woman with inflammatory breast cancer. Once almost always fatal, the disease now results in half of women diagnosed being alive in five years and one-third of women diagnosed surviving 10 or more years.

Reconstruction after surgery is possible, but not for all women. If you undergo extensive radiation therapy your options for reconstruction are limited.

Source: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Disclaimer: *This article is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any kind of a health problem. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Always consult with your health care provider about any kind of a health problem and especially before beginning any kind of an exercise routine.

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Cancerous Lungs

To put it simply, mesothelioma is a cancerous development in the lining of the lungs and the abdominal cavity that is caused by asbestos exposure. However, the majority of victims are usually surprised by a mesothelioma diagnosis, because they dont initially make the connection between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma because it can take years to develop.

An article from Scientific Reports explains this asbestos/mesothelioma connection and enlightens us as to why mesothelioma lawsuits are filed against asbestos manufacturing companies that continue to utilize this dangerous mineral. The study, which was conducted by Italian researchers, focused primarily on how asbestos behaves in the human body. Once the asbestos fibers penetrate the lungs and deposit there, the disease begins to progress. Iron proteins start to deposit on the area and this triggers the formation of so-called "asbestos bodiesSmall masses composed of asbestos. The mass then progresses into a tumor, which can cause the affected organ to malfunction.

The latency period can range from 15 to 30 years, or even 60 years or more. Therefore, by the time this disease is diagnosed, it has progressed to the point that it is impossible for victims to continue working and continue keeping up with medical bills. Mesothelioma patients seek financial assistance from the companies that left them clueless about the effects of asbestos-based products.

With their extensive knowledge of asbestos products, jobsites and mesothelioma, a California mesothelioma attorney from Baron & Budds experienced team has the ability to find a patients asbestos exposure. These patients may have had exposure when they previously worked in a specific job or received exposure when they were enlisted in the military.

A California mesothelioma attorney can easily provide legal assistance to a patient in their battle against asbestos companies. Indeed, Baron and Budd, has the experience to help their clients win mesothelioma lawsuits. They care about their clients and work tirelessly to continue to spread public awareness about this asbestos/mesothelioma connection. They pride themselves on having the in-depth knowledge of the cancer so that they can work toward a positive outcome for patients seeking just compensation.

If youre curious about mesothelioma, or guidance for a potential claim, spend some time browsing through the Baron and Budd, P.C. website. Get to know more about this compassionate law firm and their talented team of lawyers at www.baronandbudd.com. Youll find many helpful articles on their detailed site.



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What Is Cancer Caused By

Prostate cancer symptoms are mostly similar with those of other prostate conditions, particularly benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Although there are cases where they do not appear, particularly if the disease is in its earliest stage, some men do experience some symptoms. The most usual signs include a need to urinate frequently especially at night, difficulty in starting or holding back urine, pain or burning during urination, pain or discomfort during ejaculation, blood in the urine or semen and difficulty in having an erection. If a man experiences any of the common prostate cancer symptoms, the next logical step would be to consult a doctor and undergo some tests to determine whether they are caused by cancer or other conditions. The first line of diagnosis in prostate conditions are prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam (DRE). The PSA test is a method that measures the level of PSA in the blood. DRE, on the other hand, is primarily used to determine any irregularity in the shape, size and texture of the prostate. Although PSA and DRE have been widely used, both of these methods are not 100 percent accurate. For one, the level of PSA in a man's blood can be caused by other reasons. These reasons could be BPH, prostatitis or even the use of medications for baldness. Medications like finasteride and dutasteride can cause the PSA level to decrease by 50 percent, providing an inaccurate result that could lead to wrong diagnosis. In cases when prostate cancer is suspected (after employing DRE and PSA), a more invasive technique is then used. Among the many diagnostic methods available now, biopsy is the only test that can confirm whether cancer is really present. Biopsy involves obtaining tissue samples from the prostate to get them examined under the microscope. One of the important aspects of evaluating the microscopic features of prostate cells is to determine the stage of the cancer. Staging is done to determine whether the cancer is still confined to the prostate or has spread or metastasized to other parts of the body. The most common staging system used in cancer is the TNM. This system focuses on the size of the tumor, the number of involved lymph nodes and the presence of metastases. TNM classifies prostate cancer as T1, T2, T3 or T4. The first two are used when the cancer is found only in the prostate while the last two are used to classify conditions wherein the cancer has spread beyond the prostate gland. If the cancer has already spread, computed tomography can then be used to evaluate the metastasis within the pelvis. Bone scans can also be employed to examine possible spread to the bones and endorectal coil magnetic resonance imaging to examine the prostatic capsule and the seminal vesicles. Identifying prostate cancer symptoms is the first step towards knowing whether cancer is already present. Physicians have advised, though, that diagnostic methods should be used only if there is any suspicion of cancer or other disorders.

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Stage 4 Lung Cancer Symptoms

Lung cancer causes death of 200,000 people worldwide every year. Tobacco or cigarette smoking is the top cause of lung cancer. However, there are also cases where patients have never smoke. This can be the cause of being exposed to an environment with asbestos fibers, air pollutants, and pesticides. If you are smoking or your work is exposed to carcinogens mentioned, it is best to visit an oncologists and have a check up whether it has already reached the stage 4 lung cancer.

Now how will you know if you really do have a lung disease or if it has already reached the final stage? Here are the symptoms, treatments and the life expectancy for the end stage lung cancer.

SymptomsSymptoms vary depending on the stage of lung cancer. For stage 4 lung cancer, distant spread of tumor can cause coughing that does not seem to get stop. Coughing with blood or hemoptysis is very common but is very frightening. This is the cause of deceased cells creating obstruction in the airways. This also results to wheezing that changes the pitch of your voice. When the bones are already affected, you will find it painful to walk and when it has reached the brain you will suffer from intense headaches.

Treatments Chemotherapy and radio therapy are the standard treatments being given to patients with stage 4 lung cancer. However, these treatments does not have the capability to cure the disease but just relieves the pain and reduce the rapid growth of abnormal cells that attacks the healthy cells. Surgery can be an option if the tumor has spread to a single place outside the lung. But for some doctors, they do not offer surgical resection because it can only allow the cancer cells to spread even more to other body parts.

Life ExpectancySurvival rate for stage 4 lung cancer is very low. Since there is no cure for the final stage of this cancer, treatments are the only option of patients to undergo with. It will not let them recover but somehow rather can help them prolong their survival rate. The utmost percentage of end stage lung cancer patients that survived after 5 years of being diagnosed is only about 5 percent. There are factors that affects the survival rate, whether the patient switched to a healthy lifestyle or quit smoking.

The final stage of lung cancer is already a sign that you are about to face death. So, if you do smoke, works in a place that can cause lung disease or maybe you know someone, you better act fast now before it's too late.



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What Cause Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most deadly of all cancers. It is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, according to the American Cancer society (ACS). More people die of this than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. The ACS predicts that in 2007 there will be about 213,380 new cases. Of this number, about 160,390 people will die. Sadly, this can be prevented if people would stop smoking. Smoking is the root cause of eight out of 10 lung cancer cases diagnosed in the United States. The risk for getting this increases if a person has been smoking more than a pack of day for several years. The risk is lowered if the person stops smoking before lung cancer is developed. Stopping smoking will allow the tissue to slowly return to normal. And it is not just cigarettes that increase the risk. Cigar and pipes are also likely to increase the risks. Second hand smoke is just as dangerous. If your husband or wife smokes, you have a 30 percent greater risk of developing lung cancer than a person with a husband or wife that does not smoke. However there are other risk factors, according to the AMS. They are: * Exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma, another type of cancer that can begin in the lining of the lungs, is also linked to asbestos. * Arsenic, which is often found in drinking water. * Exposure to radon, which is found in the soil. Radon is odorless, colorless and is invisible to the naked eye. * If you smoke marijuana, you may not know that marijuana cigarettes have more tar than regular cigarettes. * If you have had a family member who has suffered from lung cancer, you are at a higher risk for being diagnosed yourself. * Follow your mom's advice and eat your fruits and vegetables. A diet that is low in fruits and vegetables may increase your risk. Most often people do not know they have it until it has spread. Early diagnosis increases your chance of surviving. According to the ACS, the most common symptoms are: * A cough that does not go away * Chest pain, often made worse by deep breathing * Hoarseness * Weight loss and loss of appetite * Bloody or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm) * Shortness of breath * Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that keep coming back * Wheezing According to the ACS, there are two types of lung cancer. Non-small cell is the most common type, accounting for about 85 percent. Both types of usually begin on the bronchi, even though in some cases tumors may being elsewhere in the lungs. Treatment for lung cancer can include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Your personal physician can advise you on the best treatments.

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Pain In Left Lung And Shoulder

Frozen shoulder the medical term is adhesive capsulitis- is a common ailment, estimated to affect between 2 percent and 3 percent of the population.

Diabetics are at higher risk; up to 20 percent get it. For this reason, frozen shoulder may have an autoimmune component responsible for its development. Trauma sometimes precedes a frozen shoulder. People with other health conditions, including heart disease, lung disease and hyperthyroidism, also may have an increased risk of developing frozen shoulder.

Seventy percent of patients are middle-aged women and some specialists feel there may be hormonal factors involved.

The condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. At the beginning there can be pain and some limitation of range of motion in the shoulder. With worsening, the shoulder's range of motion becomes markedly reduced.

Frozen shoulder usually affects one shoulder at a time, although some people can develop frozen shoulder in the opposite shoulder.

Frozen shoulder typically develops slowly, and in three stages. Each of these stages can last several weeks to months:

Painful stage. During this stage, pain occurs with any movement of the shoulder and the range of motion starts to become limited.

Frozen stage. Pain may begin to diminish during this stage. However, the shoulder becomes stiffer and the range of motion becomes dramatically reduced.

Thawing stage. During the thawing stage, the range of motion in the shoulder begins to improve.

The pain is often worse at night and disrupts sleep.

The exact cause of frozen shoulder is unknown. As mentioned earlier, It can occur after an injury to the shoulder or after prolonged immobilization of the shoulder, such as after surgery or an arm fracture.

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The end of the humerus (upper arm bone) is shaped like a ball and fits into a shallow cup in the scapula (shoulder blade). Tough connective tissue forms a shoulder capsule that surrounds the joint.

As frozen shoulder develops, the shoulder capsule becomes inflamed. The inflammation causes adhesions (bands of stringy tissue) to develop within the shoulder joint. Synovial fluid, the normal lubricating fluid within the joint , decreases in volume.

As a result, pain and loss of range of motion occur. Mobility can decrease so much that performing simple activities of daily living such as dressing and undressing, brushing hair, and reaching up to shelves are difficult.

What are known risk factors for frozen shoulder? A few are:

Age. People over the age of 40 are more likely to experience frozen shoulder.

Diabetes and other systemic diseases. Frozen shoulder is more common in people with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), cardiovascular disease and Parkinson's disease.

Immobility. People who have experienced prolonged immobility of their shoulder as a result of trauma, overuse injuries or surgery.

The primary method for making the diagnosis of frozen shoulder is history and physical examination. The physician will assess both active range of motion (movement without assistance) and also passive range of motion (movement with assistance). The loss of both active and passive movement and the presence of generalized shoulder tightness and pain are strong indicators of frozen shoulder.

Imaging procedures such as X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the shoulder should be done to exclude other structural shoulder problems.

Treatment of frozen shoulder treatment consists of controlling shoulder pain and preserving as well as improving the range of motion in the shoulder as much as possible to allow performance of activities of daily living.

Physical therapy is helpful in showing patients how to maintain as much mobility as possible. Stretching exercises, while painful, are important in establishing normal range of motion.

Patients should continue to use the involved shoulder in as many daily life activities as possible within the limits of pain.

A home program of range of motion exercises won't alleviate the symptoms of frozen shoulder. However, it can help restore enough shoulder motion to help a person resume their everyday activities.

Other therapies that may be useful include:

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medications can help to relieve pain and inflammation.

Heat or cold. Application of heat or cold to the shoulder also can relieve pain. Topical agents may also be useful.

Glucocorticoids (steroids). Injecting these anti-inflammatory compounds into the shoulder can decrease pain and shorten symptoms duration during the initial painful phase. Glucocorticoids need to be injected into both the glenohumeral joint (joint between the humerus and scapula) as well as the subacromial bursa, the area that sits at the top of the humerus where it interacts with the clavicle (collarbone). The reason is that the adhesions in a frozen shoulder prevent the spread of the steroid medicine around the joint so the steroid needs to be injected into the two major areas where the adhesions seem to cause the biggest problem. However too many repeated steroid injections aren't recommended.

Surgery. In a small number of cases, especially if symptoms don't improve despite other measures, surgery may be an option to remove adhesions and other scar tissue that has accumulated inside the shoulder joint. Doctors usually perform this surgery with an arthroscope (a small telescope) that is inserted through a small incision.

Shoulder manipulation. In a few people, if severe stiffness persists, manipulation of the shoulder while the patient is under general anesthesia can mobilize the shoulder. The danger is that occasionally the arm can break during manipulation.

There are still some physicians who tell a patient to let the shoulder alone and bear with it since the majority of patients with adhesive capsulitis recover spontaneously over a two year period of time. I personally believe that is not the correct approach since the pain during the acute phase can be so intense and the reduced mobility during the frozen stage can be so debilitating. Aggressive treatment is, in my opinion, the better approach.



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