Understanding frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder: regaining your range of motion
Frozen shoulder, medically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterised by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. It's quite a common condition, with around one in twenty people developing the condition at some point in their life.
It typically develops gradually, worsening over time, and can significantly hinder daily activities.
It's most common in adults between forty and seventy, and slightly more common in women than men.
Medical understanding of the causes is still lacking, with plenty of theories about how and why it happens. While medical treatments are available, they often involve a slow and sometimes incomplete recovery process.
Home remedies for frozen shoulder
Treating frozen shoulder at home
Physiotherapists can provide a list of gentle targeted exercises that are designed to try and keep the shoulder as mobile as possible. To get the best from these, sufferers should make sure they carry out the stretches regularly as directed, but they may not fully restore shoulder mobility even if followed properly.
Applying heat - maybe using a wheat bag or a sticky heat patch - can provide temporary comfort but doesn't resolve the underlying stiffness.
Offers short-term relief but doesn't aid in restoring movement. Some doctors will use steroid injections, which can help in some cases but have the side effect of damaging the surrounding tendons, possibly leading to problems further down the line. Interesting, HRT (if the sufferer is going through the peri-menopause or menopause) can help in some cases.
Embracing professional care for recovery
Reaching out for professional help for frozen shoulder is easy
If you’re struggling with the limitations of frozen shoulder, professional intervention and help can offer a more effective solution.
Manual therapy as practised by a therapist like me can be extremely effective in both aiding movement and reducing discomfort.
My skills as a RAPID NeuroFascial Reset therapist and a BTEC Level 5 Soft tissue therapist mean that I can help with a wide range of shoulder issues, including frozen shoulder.
So if you're tired of being in pain, or struggling with restricted shoulder mobility, it's time to get in touch and book your appointment today so that you can start getting back to living!
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Satisfied client Gemma Head
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Fantastic treatment, really targeted my problem in a way other professionals have not and achieved much more success too.
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