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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder is a deteriorated condition of shoulder muscles become stiff, painful & has limited mobility in all directions also known as Adhesive Capsulitis.

Factors for developing Frozen Shoulder:

  • shoulder trauma
  • surgery
  • diabetes
  • inflammatory conditions
  • immobility of the shoulder
  • auto immune disease
  • cervical cancer, &
  • Hyperthyroidism (excess production of thyroxin). 

Treatment technique for frozen shoulder

1. Freezing technique

 It Pain relieving techniques i.e. gentle shoulder mobilization, muscle releases, acupuncture, dry needling and kinesiology taping for pain-relief can assist during this painful inflammation phase.  

2.Frozen Techniques

Shoulder joint mobilization and stretches, release techniques of muscles, needling (dry), acupuncture therapy & exercises to recover and regain movements and strength are very much useful for a quick return to function state. Care must be taken not to introduce any exercises that are too aggressive. Overenthusiastic treatment can make worse your capsular synovitis and subsequently pain. Proper guidance needed by qualified physiotherapist.

3.Thawing Techniques

For full shoulder movement thawing exercise helps in shoulder mobilization & stretches for prompt results. As your range of motion increases your physiotherapist will be able to provide you with strengthening exercises to maintain and control your newly found range of movement.

How Frozen Shoulder condition can be prevented?

While the spontaneous condition of frozen shoulder is of unknown origin, you can prevent frozen shoulder caused by neglect or avoiding long period of shoulder inactivity i.e. post-surgery or shoulder injury.

If anyone has ever shoulder or arm injury then it is always necessary to seek the professional advice of physiotherapist to prevent further damage to frozen shoulder developing.