Getting back into motion- the painless way
- What is it?
Frozen Shoulder is a symptom where an individual experiences stiffness,
pain and limited range of movement in his / her shoulder that may be the followed after an injury. The tissues around the joint stiffen, scar tissue forms and shoulder movement become different, difficult and painful.
Frozen Shoulder can develop when you stop using the joint normally
because of pain, injury or a chronic health condition such as diabetes or
arthritis. In fact, any shoulder problem can lead to Frozen Shoulder if you do
not seek treatment and exercise to maintain a full range of motion.
Who is affected?
Frozen Shoulder occurs in people in the age group of 45-70 years old. In general, it affects postmenopausal women and in people with chronic diseases of Hypertension, Diabetes, Cardiovascular and people with sedimentary lifestyle without any form of exercises at all. Men are less likely to be affected.
There are a few modalities that can be used to treat Frozen Shoulder. Such methods include Non - steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS). Forms of medication including Corticosteroid injections, which may also be used to reduce pain and swelling. Physical and heat therapy are used on the affected area followed by gentle stretching. For severe cases, surgery may be required. However, we have found that Laser Acupuncture is one of the most effective treatments of frozen shoulder, and patients achieve immediate pain relief in the first session, and full motion archived within 10 sessions.