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What is a Frozen Shoulder? Signs and Preventive Measures to Avoid Shoulder Joint Pain

September 21, 2023

Physiotherapy for Frozen Shoulder

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.

 

Signs and Preventive Measures to Avoid Shoulder Joint Pain

 

 

If you feel or experience any of the signs listed below, you might be suffering from a frozen shoulder:

  • Pain

Gradual onset of pain in the shoulder joint, which may worsen at night.

  • Stiffness

Progressive stiffness in the shoulder joint, making it difficult to move the arm.

  • Limited Range of Motion

Decreased ability to lift the arm, reach behind the back, or perform everyday tasks.

  • Difficulty Sleeping

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:

 

  1. Practicing proper posture to reduce strain on the shoulder joint.
  2. Incorporating shoulder stretches into your daily routine to maintain flexibility.
  3. Performing exercises that target the shoulder muscles to provide stability and support.
  4. Always do warm-up exercises before working out and cool down afterwards to prevent injury.
  5. Using proper techniques when working or doing sports to avoid unnecessary stress on the shoulder joint.
  6. Adjusting workstations and equipment to promote good shoulder posture.
  7. Being mindful of repetitive overhead motions and trying to vary your activities.
  8. Doing regular, low-impact exercises like swimming or walking can promote joint health.
  9. Maintaining a healthy weight to reduce the load on your shoulder joints.
  10. Following recommended rehabilitation exercises to prevent stiffness while or after recovering from a shoulder injury.

 

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.