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 How to cure a frozen shoulder?

You may have heard of the term ‘frozen shoulder’ or “frozen shoulder “syndrome”. It may also be referred to as ‘adhesive capsulitis’. It’s a common.

What is a frozen shoulder?

A frozen shoulder is pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Tissue around the shoulder joint becomes tighter and the amount of synovial fluid reaching the joint becomes restricted. This leads to limited range of motion and increased pain. Interestingly, it only occurs in about 2% of the population, but most commonly affects women between the ages of 40 to 60. In terms of the causes or reasons behind a frozen shoulder, there are several:

  • it may happen immediately following an injury or surgery. This is even more so the case if the shoulder is immobilized for a length of time after the injury, for example in a cast for several weeks.
  • people with chronic diseases (such as diabetes) are more at risk. Other diseases which increase the risk of a frozen shoulder are cardiac disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and Parkinson’s disease.1
  • postmenopausal women between the ages of 40-60 are also more at risk.

How to cure a frozen shoulder?

There are a few different ways to treat and manage a frozen shoulder, so be sure to read about.... to read the full article about a frozen shoulder visit Hands On Therapy Website here.

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