Frozen shoulder is stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Also known as adhesive capsulitis, it starts gradually then worsens over time. It can also be very painful, but it is a treatable condition. Most people that get treatment can expect pain management and recovery.
Age and gender affect your chances of getting frozen shoulder. People who are over 40 are more likely to get it. And women are much more likely than men.
Injuries also increase your odds of getting frozen shoulder. Injuries that limit mobility, like a rotator cuff injury, increase your chances. Some people get it after they have recovered from surgery. And people with diabetes are prone to get it too.
The shoulder is a complicated network of connected tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscle tissues. The shoulder joint capsule is a group of ligaments that encapsulate the shoulder’s ball-and-socket joint. These ligaments connect the humerus (the upper arm bone) to the glenoid (the shoulder’s socket) and stabilize the joint.
The shoulder joint capsule undergoes a significant amount of wear and tear. Injury, overworking of the shoulder, or health problems can cause the soft tissue to thicken. When this happens, it causes the shoulder joint to feel stiff and tight. This leads to frozen shoulder and causes discomfort.
If your shoulders aren’t working right, or feeling stiff or painful, they will really affect your quality of life.
Fortunately, frozen shoulder relief can be found through chiropractic care.
There are many options to get frozen shoulder relief. Comprehensive treatment is the best way to treat frozen shoulder. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment option. And when combined with a comprehensive treatment plan, it helps provide fast, long-lasting relief.
How our treatments provide relief
Chiropractic care, physical therapy, and soft tissue therapy are comprehensive treatment strategies. We provide relief during the healing process and avoid any unnecessary invasive treatments.
Our treatment plan for frozen should include different modalities to achieve results. We usually start with manipulation of the joint and muscle tissues to free them from the connective tissue underneath. Pressure is applied to the shoulder at specific points to reduce pain and help resolve the condition. Chiropractic treatment is enhanced with soft tissue massage therapy and ART therapy in combination with range of motion exercises.
Our comprehensive approach to frozen shoulder help to get results faster and our patients feeling better to get back to their lives sooner.