Frozen shoulder is a condition where there are severe restrictions and pain in the shoulder joint. For those of you who have experienced it, you will understand me when I say it really is extremely debilitating.
The capsule surrounding the joint is inflamed and scar tissue gradually causes more and more disability. The pain typically is a dull ache which can become sharp and severe with sudden movements. There is usually a loss of ability to raise the arm and sleeping on the affected side becomes extremely uncomfortable.
Frozen shoulder happens when shoulder injuries are not treated properly; there are long periods of disuse; arthritis in the shoulder or neck causes dysfunction, or perhaps there is a chronic imbalance of the muscles forming the ‘shoulder girdle.’
In the case of Frozen Shoulder, it is very much a case of ‘the sooner the better’ for treatment and resolution to prevent further deterioration. It is a functional problem that requires a functional solution.
We at Total Health Chiropractic have enormous experience in treating this condition and our Rehab Specialist Grace Baldrias has over 11 years of experience in this area. We use shoulder joint and neck mobilization techniques, together with other rehab therapy modalities as required, with supervised specific exercises to ensure the results are permanent.
If you suffer from this painful and debilitating condition call our office to schedule an examination or contact us here. If you need any further information do not hesitate to give us a call or you may request a free initial consultation with the Chiropractor or rehab specialist.