Frozen shoulder refers to the pain, motion limitation, and stiffness of the shoulder. This condition is also referred to as adhesive capsulitis and may result from overuse, injury or some illnesses such as stroke or diabetes. The condition comes around when the tissues in the shoulder stiffen, scar tissues form, and this limits the movement of the shoulder joint and causes pain. This problem comes slow and leaves the same way in a period of about a year or so. The problem is that you cannot just sit and hope it goes away since it will limit your ability to go on with your normal life.
Causes Frozen Of Shoulder
First, there is pain for whatever reason. This pain leads to reduced use of the affected shoulder. The main reasons for pain are chronic health condition such as stroke or diabetes, or injury. Any problem that reduces the range of motion can lead to frozen shoulder. The condition mostly occurs after injury or surgery. It mostly affects people between 40 and 70 years and affects more women than men. A good number of people with chronic illnesses are also affected.
Frozen Shoulder Diagnosis
If the physical exam indicates there is limited motion in the shoulder joint, the doctor may suspect frozen shoulder. A physical exam involves a little pressure on the affected joint as well as your description of the condition. In some cases, an X-ray may be needed to find out whether the symptoms are as a result of another condition such as a broken bone or an illness such as arthritis. Treating a problem from the root cause is the best way to solve it permanently, and this is what we do at Wellness In Motion Chiropractic Center.
We believe prevention is better than cure. For this reason, it is important to maintain gentle progressive motion of the shoulder through stretching, exercises, physical and massage therapy. Though there are some frozen shoulder conditions that do not have a clear cause, therapy plays an important role in ensuring the shoulder heals without invasive methods of treatment.
At Botti Chiropractic & Wellness our experts will make sure they diagnose the shoulder problem and plan custom therapy sessions that will help you heal faster and regain your shoulder’s full range of motion, flexibility, and strength. These sessions are handled by one of our expert physicians who will guide you through your care each step of the way. Over the years we have had many patients come in who could barely lift their arm who return years later with absolutely no issues and a renewed sense of enthusiasm towards their physical health.
If you have been dealing with limited shoulder motion due to injury or illness, you could be suffering from frozen shoulder. Give us a call today to book an appointment or talk to our experts about any health condition you are dealing with.
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