What is Frozen Shoulder and How to Treat It
Frozen shoulder is a condition causing the loss of arm movement and involves inflammation of tendons, ligaments and muscles causing severe shoulder pain. It can affect performing simple arm movements, or may completely stop you from doing what you enjoy.
It is often a result of an incident or from overuse injury, keeping in mind that this problem can develop over many years.
Depending on the severity and when treatment begins, it can take between 3 months to several years to recover from frozen shoulder, which is why the earliest intervention is of utmost importance.
Frozen Shoulder Treatment
We use a range of frozen shoulder treatment techniques to help with the quickest possible recovery time. This may include :
- soft tissue massage and friction therapy (ART)
- correction of the shoulder blade function and upper spine
- stretches and joint mobilisation
- specific rehabilitation program to improve strength
- anti-inflammatory advice such as ice or heat treatment and or medication
- advice on suitable self help exercises
- a return to activity plan
Early frozen shoulder treatment is vital for a speedy recovery.
Ongoing care may be recommended to assist in the maintenance of shoulder function and for the prevention of future problems.
In some severe cases, we may refer you to a specialist for a cortisone injection.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort while also noticing a decrease in shoulder range of movement, it may be worth getting your shoulder assessed.
At Advanced Care Chiropractic, we can help guide you through this process and help find the relief you are seeking. Give us a call or schedule your appointment today.