July 23, 2018
Do you have a frozen shoulder?
What is a frozen shoulder?
The technical name for a frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis. Symptoms typically include stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint which leads to restricted movement. Pain is often intense particularly when the shoulder is moved in a particular way, for example, when lifting the arms up or getting dressed. More importantly the movement available is likely to reduce the longer the condition is left untreated.
New treatment for a frozen shoulder
There are a number of treatment options from manipulation to injections and even surgery. One of the newest and most effective treatments available is shockwave therapy.
It is clinically proven that pressure waves, when applied to injured tissues, stimulate metabolic reactions, in less technical terms it encourages the body to heal itself. These reactions include:-
- Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers
- Increased blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
- Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation
What should I do if I think I have a frozen shoulder?
If you are having shoulder pain – call us – we offer a free 15 minute consultation in person or via phone – our receptionists can make you an appointment to talk to one of our senior therapists. More information is available via this link