Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen Shoulder and its Treatment

Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen Shoulder and its Treatment

How to treat Adhesive Capsulitis?

Adhesive Capsulitis, sometimes known as frozen shoulder, is a disorder in which the shoulder does not move properly, causing discomfort and stiffness. Frozen shoulder is a condition of the shoulder joint capsule that causes thickening and tightness, which is why it is also known as adhesive capsulitis.

Patients with a frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis are unable to move their arms up and to the side. There is frequently a loss of external rotation of the shoulder, and the patient has difficulties combing their hair and picking up anything from above their head height, among other things.

X-rays are typically observed in frozen shoulder patients, making diagnosis challenging, but at Elite Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre, our skilled physiotherapist thoroughly assesses your shoulder joint to determine the core cause of your suffering.

A frozen shoulder can take a long time to recover from, even years. That is why our physiotherapy clinic and staff of general and sports physiotherapists make this treatment shorter and more effective; also, our typical number of appointments for complete resolution is between 4 and 6 visits.


Heat therapy was used to begin the treatment of the frozen shoulder. Heat treatment alleviates pain and relaxes muscles.

Treatment with ultrasound will break the capsule’s adhesions.

Manual mobilization of the shoulder joint helps alleviate discomfort and enhance joint mobility.

Scapular mobilization aids in the improvement of the total shoulder range of motion.

Shoulder muscle stretching- stretching different shoulder muscles improves the range of motion.

Muscle releasing technique- one of our physiotherapist’s manual procedures for releasing or losing taught muscles or soft tissues.

ROM exercise- place a small towel on the wall and keep your palm in contact with it while keeping your elbow straight > take a forward step with the foot on the same side as your affected shoulder > slowly lift the towel up on the wall > to increase your shoulder movement, bend your knee and push your shoulder further.

Pendulum exercise- This will assist to relieve discomfort while also maintaining shoulder joint mobility.

Isometric strength training.

Dry Needling.

Cupping treatment.

Extracorporeal shockwave treatment- This therapy will aid in the breaking of adhesions.

Super inductive system- this therapy will aid in the mechanical mobilization of joints and muscles.

Also, Kinesio taping.

Cryotherapy- Cryotherapy can help you minimize post-exercise discomfort. We have the Cryo-air equipment for this, or you can use ice packs at home.

Because pain discourages movement, immobility allows scar tissue deposition, which thickens the capsule and freezes the shoulder.  This is why you should continue to move your shoulder in all directions.

In addition, Apply a heat pack or a hot water towel to your skin 2-3 times each day for 15 minutes each.

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