Many people have asked, “What can I do if my frozen shoulder pain persists after physical therapy”?Some health professionals will then recommend that you get a steroid injection into your frozen shoulder.
Steroid injection — Injecting a steroid into the shoulder joint may help to speed recovery over the short term, especially if a course of physical therapy is done after the injection. Following the steroid injection, it is important to limit activity, treat pain as needed, and begin stretching and strengthening exercises. UptoDate.com – Frozen Shoulder
Steroid injections, like cortisone shots, are a very potent treatment as they basically prevent your body’s immune system from responding (it is the over response from your immune system that causes a lot of the pain and inflammation in your shoulder joint which we call frozen shoulder. As a results this frozen shoulder treatment option should not be taken lightly.
Before opting for a cortisone shot, I recommend that you get some soft tissue work like massage (see massage for frozen shoulder) or active release therapy (A.R.T.) as these treatments can release muscular knots and hot spots that are another major cause of frozen shoulder pain.