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July 17, 2020

How to Fix a Frozen Shoulder

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A quick question: What’s worse than getting a cold shoulder? A frozen shoulder!

It was just a joke to bring a smile on your face if you are suffering from the terrible pain of frozen shoulder

On a serious note, having a frozen shoulder is not a happy situation to be in. When the tissues in your shoulder joint become thicker and tighter, scar tissue develops over time. As a result, your shoulder joint doesn’t have enough space to rotate properly. This causes your shoulder to experience stiffness or what we term as a ‘freeze.’ The treatment for frozen shoulder can vary from simple pain-relieving medications to frozen shoulder therapy to even shoulder surgery, depending upon the severity of the condition. We will now explain various solutions available to deal with this painful condition.

Medication
Over-the-counter pills are available that can help provide relief. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen and others that we will prescribe help with non-severe cases. These pills help reduce the pain and inflammation associated, providing you with much-needed relief from shoulder pain. Medications can help you get relief from a frozen shoulder in most cases, but if they don’t, we will suggest other options such as physical therapy or surgery.

Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy can prove to be the perfect treatment for most cases of frozen shoulders. We will recommend and teach exercises that can help increase the shoulder’s range of motion and reduce pain after a detailed examination. These exercises can be done at the comforts of your home without the need for special equipment. The recovery rate, however, will be determined by your commitment. The frozen shoulder therapy also includes regular shoulder massage sessions that can help alleviate the pain and speed up further recovery.

You can opt for our mobile physiotherapy if you wish to get the treatment from home. Also, our in-home massage therapists will ensure that you get complete relief without looking for therapists outside.

Surgery
We might recommend you to opt for surgery if other treatment methods haven’t produced the desired results. The possibility of undergoing surgery for a frozen shoulder is relatively low, but the possibility can’t be ruled out. The operation is carried out to remove scar tissue that causes discomfort and pain from inside your shoulder joint. The procedure involves inserting pencil-sized tools through tiny incisions in the shoulder region to remove the said tissue. It isn’t as scary as it sounds!

While over-the-counter medications can help in relieving shoulder pain, the effects are temporary. Conversely, surgery and other medical procedures should only be opted for in severe cases. You can find the middle ground with frozen shoulder therapy that can help effectively treat frozen shoulders. But don’t worry about anything; we are here to help you. To book an appointment, get in touch with us.

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