If you’re experiencing pain in your shoulder, it may be due to a frozen shoulder. This condition is caused by the deterioration of the connective tissue in the shoulder joint, making it difficult to move your arm. While there are medical treatments available, chiropractic care can also help alleviate some of the symptoms. Here’s what you need to know about frozen shoulders and how chiropractic care can help.
As a general rule, treatment for a frozen shoulder may involve the use of laser therapy, chiropractic care, or physiotherapy. These methods aim to reduce pain and improve the range of motion in the affected shoulder joint.
What is a Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen Shoulder is a fairly common condition which can cause persistent shoulder and arm pain. It’s usually seen in people between the ages of 45-60 and results in a much-reduced range of motion in the affected joint. Chiropractors are experts at diagnosing and treating frozen shoulders – they use non-surgical, non-invasive methods to improve the person’s range of motion, and flexibility, and decrease any pain present. Chiropractic treatment for a frozen shoulder may include hands-on manipulation of the joint or mobilisation, alongside certain exercises that I prescribe as part of an individualised rehabilitation program. With regular sessions focused on this type of care, we have seen excellent results from clients who were able to regain full range of motion and get their shoulders functioning normally again.
Causes of Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is an often painful condition that can cause significant limitation of movement and range of motion in the shoulder joint. It’s characterized by an increasing cycle of stiffening and thickening of the joint capsule due to inflammation over time. Common causes include accidents or trauma to the shoulder, age-related changes, repetitive strain or a prolonged period of immobilization such as cast usage or long-term immobilization after shoulder surgery. Chiropractors treat frozen shoulders with modern techniques requiring non-surgical, non-invasive and safe treatments which can be extremely successful in restoring mobility to the shoulder joint and relieving pain associated with it. Chiropractic care can help your frozen shoulder move from stiff to supple and restore the strength necessary for everyday activities.
Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder
Do you feel as if your shoulder is aching or stiff? Chances are, it’s probably a frozen shoulder. Characterized by a decrease in mobility and a gradual pain buildup, a frozen shoulder is a common complaint among people suffering from shoulder pain. Chiropractic treatments can be incredibly helpful in reducing and eliminating symptoms of this condition. They are non-surgical and non-invasive and involve manual manipulation of the shoulder and neighbouring joints. Chiropractors take precautions to determine the causes of shoulder stiffness before beginning any sort of treatment plan, so you can rest easy that a professional is handling your case with maximum precision and care. So go ahead and make an appointment with a Chiropractor today for effective treatment of a frozen shoulder without the need for costly medical claims!
Diagnosing Frozen Shoulder
Diagnosing a Frozen Shoulder can be complicated if you don’t know what to look for. Chiropractors can use their expertise and knowledge to diagnose shoulder pain properly and determine an effective non-surgical, non-invasive treatment plan. We prioritize your freedom of movement, taking into account age, lifestyle and other factors that influence shoulder health. Chiropractic treatments will help reduce the symptoms and ensure future shoulder health. Our treatments help alleviate shoulder pain and restore function in the shoulders so our clients can return to a normal, active lifestyle with less pain!
Treatment for Frozen Shoulder and Prevention of Frozen Shoulder
Chiropractors are well-versed in the treatment of frozen shoulder syndrome. Chiropractic care can provide a sustained, non-surgical, non-invasive solution to reduce or relieve symptoms associated with shoulder stiffness and limited range of motion. Chiropractic treatments may employ gentle manipulations and adjustments, as well as stretching and strengthening exercises tailored to each patient’s specific case. Additionally, nutritional advice can be provided by your chiropractor for overall health improvement and faster recovery from the condition. Prevention of frozen shoulder is highly possible when individuals exercise regularly; stretch their shoulders; use proper posture when sitting, standing, reaching or lifting; and seek attention from a chiropractor if they sustain an injury that affects their range of motion or causes pain.
Now that you know more about frozen shoulder, its causes, symptoms and treatment, hopefully, you can prevent it from happening to you. If you are experiencing any pain in your shoulder, whether it’s a dull ache or sharp pain, make sure to see a chiropractor as soon as possible so they can diagnose the problem and provide effective treatment. left untreated, a frozen shoulder can cause long-term problems with a range of motion in your shoulder joint.