Frozen shoulder refers to the pain, motion limitation, and stiffness of the shoulder. Also referred to as Adhesive Capsulitis this condition may result from overuse, injury or illnesses. Pain occurs when the tissues in the shoulder stiffen, scar tissues form limiting the movement of the shoulder joint. This problem comes slow and leaves the same way in a period of about a year or so. The problem is that you cannot just hope it goes away since it will limit your ability to go on with your normal life.
Causes of Frozen Shoulder
Any problem that reduces the range of motion can lead to frozen shoulder. The condition often occurs after injury or surgery. It mostly affects people between 40 and 70 years and affects more women than men. Chronic illnesses such as stroke or diabetes can also cause frozen shoulder.
Frozen Shoulder Diagnosis
A physical exam involves a little pressure on the affected joint as well as your description of the condition. If the physical exam indicates there is limited motion in the shoulder joint, the doctor may suspect frozen shoulder. To rule out broken bones or illness, which can contribute to shoulder pain, the doctor may require an X-ray or MRI. Treating a problem from the root cause is the best way to solve it permanently.
We believe prevention is the better than a cure. Gentle, progressive range-of-motion exercises, stretching, physical and massage therapy may help prevent frozen shoulder. Though there are some frozen shoulder conditions that do not have a clear cause, therapy plays an important role in ensuring the shoulder heals without invasive methods of treatment.
There are many different methods of treating frozen shoulder including medication and in some cases surgery. At Wellness In Motion Chiropractic Center, we take a different approach. Our experts will make sure they diagnose the shoulder problem and plan physical and massage therapy sessions that will help you heal faster and gain your shoulder’s full range of motion. Our goal is to make sure that you are healed without the risks of side effects or long recovery from surgery.
If you have been dealing with limited shoulder motion sue to injury or illness, you could be suffering from frozen shoulder. Give us a call today to book an appointment or talk to our experts about any health condition you are dealing with.
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