September 21, 2023
A frozen shoulder is a condition that affects the shoulder joint and leads to pain and limited range of motion. It is hard to determine why certain patients experience frozen shoulder. However, it is quite common for people who keep their shoulders still for prolonged periods, including those who have undergone surgery or patients who suffered from an arm fracture.
If you feel or experience any of the signs listed below, you might be suffering from a frozen shoulder:
Gradual onset of pain in the shoulder joint, which may worsen at night.
Progressive stiffness in the shoulder joint, making it difficult to move the arm.
Decreased ability to lift the arm, reach behind the back, or perform everyday tasks.
Pain and discomfort may disrupt sleep patterns. In some cases, a frozen shoulder might make it tougher to find a comfortable sleeping position.
Frozen shoulder typically progresses through stages – freezing (increased pain and stiffness), frozen (constant pain with limited motion), and thawing (gradual improvement).
The issue is often treated through Physiotherapy for frozen shoulder, which involves a range of massages and exercises that will help relieve tension and improve the patient’s range of motion. Once recovered, there are several preventive measures that you can try to avoid a frozen shoulder. This includes:
If you require a proper assessment to determine the cause of your shoulder pain or you require therapy for a frozen shoulder, our experts at Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC provide you with a suitable treatment plan, considering other existing health conditions.
Aside from treatment, you may also visit one of our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for a massage or physical therapy session to relieve shoulder discomfort and help you relax.