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.

What causes a Frozen Shoulder?

The pain is often caused by swelling and irritation around the joint. Although it is not known why, some people who have diabetes also suffer from a frozen shoulder. For some people it can be caused through an injury or surgery. In some instances it is not known what causes this condition.

How does a frozen shoulder feel?

Pain is intense but short lived when the shoulder is moved in a particular way. Patients will often have difficulty doing simple tasks such as getting dressed or just lifting their arms up.

The longer it is left without treatment the more restricted the movement.

What treatments are available for a frozen shoulder?

There are a number of treatment options from manipulation to injections and even surgery. One of the treatments available at Theale Wellbeing Centre 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

Where can I get help?

If you are having shoulder pain – call us – we offer a free 15 minute consultation via phone – our receptionists can make you an appointment to talk to one of our senior therapists. More information is available via this link.  This video also explains more.