Otherwise known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder can be a stubborn problem to deal with.
What is Frozen Shoulder
Often for no obvious reason, but sometimes following surgery or a period of no movement, the capsule surrounding the ball and socket joint of your shoulder becomes inflamed, stiff and thickened. As a result the person develops shoulder pain and experiences loss of shoulder movement.
What to look out for.
Difficulty with general shoulder movement, in particular reaching above your head, reaching behind your back or difficulty brushing your hair. There may also be pain when lying on the shoulder and the pain may be worse at night.
Long Term Outcome.
Left untreated, frozen shoulder can last up to 2 years, the longer it stays in the system, the more likely it is that the muscles around the shoulder joint shorten, weaken and stop functioning.
What can physiotherapy do for you?
Most importantly at Village Physiotherapy Clinic we can assess and correctly diagnose your shoulder problem. There are many other conditions that can disguise themselves as adhesive capsulitis.
Our Treatments for Frozen Shoulder
Treatment includes things like soft tissue release, dry needling, joint mobilisation, capsule stretching and home stretching exercises.
To arrange treatment or for a free consultation contact us at the numbers provided here or on the bottom of this page.