Frozen shoulder | Shoulder pain
If you also suffering from shoulder pain then visit our clinic and get tested on why you have pain. One of the common reasons for your shoulder pain might be a frozen shoulder.
Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis, it is the condition of thickening of tissue inside the shoulder joint and causing shoulder movement restriction & shoulder pain. which is common in people aged between 35 to 60 & most commonly in women.
Frozen shoulder is classically described in three phases. The first phase is the freezing phase. Clinically patients complain primarily of Shoulder pain at that point and not so much stiffness in this phase.
The second phase is the frozen phase, and at that point, the pain might often diminish, but the shoulder can be markedly stiff.
The patient will eventually enter the third phase that is the thawing phase. In this phase, the shoulder joint’s capsule has become thickened and stiff.
If you are having diabetes, autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, very high cholesterol, history of stroke, or history of trauma at the shoulder then you are at very high risk of frozen shoulder and shoulder pain.
In Frozen shoulder along with shoulder pain, there is loss of range of motion, pain during sleep, difficulty in performing simple tasks
If you can make the diagnosis early, you may be able to avoid the process of stiffness.
Treatment option for Shoulder pain includes.
- In Acute Phase Shoulder mobilization of grade 1 & 2 in the pain-free range are beneficial. 2nd Phase treatment includes Shoulder mobilization of grade 3 & 4, Mobilization with movement (MWM) style techniques, and End Range mobilization, it will not only restore joint range, but also stretches the peri-articular structures, & reduce the shoulder pain.
- Heat therapy especially with moist heat.
- Rotator cuff strengthening exercise with resistance tube/band/dumbbell.
- Muscle release.
- Pendulum exercise. It will help calm the pain down as well as maintain the shoulder joint mobility.
- Dry needling.
- Cupping therapy.
- Stretching in the pain-free range 2 to 3 times a day and Positional stretching of the coraco-humeral ligament in the initial phase of adhesive capsulitis.
- Active assisted & Passive ROM exercise in pain-free range ROM.
- Stretching integrated exercise with Pulley.
- Wall ladder / Finger walk.
- Isometric strengthening exercise.
- Thera band exercises in all planes.
- Kinesiology taping for pain relief.
- Scapular stabilization exercises.
- Combination therapeutic micro-electrotherapy.
- Some of the latest tools can be used such as Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), Super Inductive System (SIS), and High-intensity laser class 4.