Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 9 - 2020
Prevalence of Frozen Shoulder in Chronic Diabetic Patients
Fiza Komal1, Sana Tauqeer2*, Hammad Shakeel3, Naveed Anwar4, Sidra Saleem5 and Kehkshan Khalid6
1University Institute of Physical Therapy, Lahore, Pakistan
2Consultant Physiotherapist, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
3Physiotherapist, University Institute of Physical Therapy, Lahore, Pakistan
4Assistant Professor, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
5Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
6Lecturer, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Sana Tauqeer, Consultant Physiotherapist, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: June 20, 2020; Published: August 29, 2020


Aim: This research was conducted to find out the prevalence of frozen shoulder among chronic diabetic patients.

Methodology: This study was conducted in Kanaan Physiotherapy and Spine, Lahore, Pakistan. It was a cross sectional study. 155 patients were randomly selected. Patient’s detail history was taken including age, gender, duration and any other history of joint disease, trauma and pain during movement. Patient was then taken through the scratch test for diagnosis of frozen shoulder. Patient was instructed to touch medial side of scapula of opposite shoulder, then to touch the upper back by placing the arm overhead, then place the arm on lower side of the back and try to reach upward.

Results: Prevalence of frozen shoulder in diabetic patients was 31.6%.

Conclusion: Frozen Shoulder was found to be a common problem in Diabetic Mellitus.

Keywords: Frozen Shoulder; Diabetes Mellitus; Prevalence; Shoulder Joint; Peri-Arthritis


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Citation: Sana Tauqeer., et al. “Prevalence of Frozen Shoulder in Chronic Diabetic Patients”. EC Orthopaedics 11.9 (2020): 03-07.

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