Do you know what is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder also called Adhesive Capsulitis

is a common disorder that causes inflammation and loss of normal range of motion in the shoulder.

There are 3 stages to Frozen Shoulder –

Freezing, Frozen and Thawing.

What causes Frozen Shoulder?

⦁ Hormonal imbalance, diabetes or a weakened immune system may lead to joint inflammation.

⦁ A long period of inactivity due to an injury, illness or surgery also makes you more vulnerable to inflammation and adhesions, which are bands of stiff tissue. Some cases scarring of tissue may form which severely limits your range of motion.

⦁ The condition takes about 2 to 9 months to develop.

Stages of Frozen Shoulder

Stage 1: Freezing
Will gradually develop more pain. As the pain worsens, your shoulder loses range of motion. Freezing stage may last from 6 weeks to 9 months.

Stage 2: Frozen
Painful symptoms may actually improve during this stage but the stiffness remains. During the 4 to 6 months of this stage, daily activities may be very difficult.

Stage 3: Thawing
Shoulder movement slowly improves during this stage. Complete return to normal or close to normal strength and movement takes approximately from 6 months to 2 years.

Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder

⦁ Stiffness that worsen at first, gradually begins to improve over time.

⦁ Dull aching pain that increases as the condition progresses and may worsen during shoulder movement.

How to know if you are really having frozen shoulder?

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Treating Frozen Shoulder

Focus of treatment includes manual therapy, stretching and range of motion exercises for the shoulder. Exercise has been found to be most effective for those who are in stage 2 or above. Sometimes heat therapy is used to help loosen the stiffness around the shoulder joint.

As treatment progresses, functional training will be incorporated and a home based exercise program will be designed to help reduce loss of movement as well as promote safe healing.

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The Facts about Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is very common and something we treat often. Here’s everything you need to know about this condition.

Most aged group that affected are from 40 to 60. Women faces this condition very often, look up at your surrounding it could your mother, wife or anyone whom need correct guidance about this condition.

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Sherveena Kaur


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