“Frozen” shoulder is used to describe a range of problems which occur around the shoulder joint, which ultimately result in restriction of movement and pain on movement of the shoulder. In its truest form, “frozen” shoulder refers to a condition called adhesive capsulitis in medical terminology.
The shoulder capsule is a structure which is designed to hold the parts of the shoulder joint together securely and allow for lubrication to be supplied to the joint. In adhesive capsulitis this structure becomes restricted due to inflammation and pain, and can take a long time to resolve on its own.
Patient Mrs A
Mrs A a 66-year-old in good health, came to see Vino Kumar, our shoulder specialist, for treatment to her shoulder.
She had had right shoulder pain for 2 years, and it was gradually worsening. Her range of movement had decreased to about 50% of normal, she couldn’t sleep on her right side due to the pain, and pain killers weren’t helping. She had had a few sessions of sports massage at another clinic, which hadn’t helped.
Vino assessed her and diagnosed adhesive capsulitis. He explained the diagnosis and treatment options to Mrs A.
Treatment started with acupuncture for pain relief, along with gentle joint mobilisation and home exercises to gradually restore movement.
By her 8th treatment (once weekly for eight weeks), she had full pain-free movement again.
Please contact Physioplus+ Reception to make an Appointment to be Assessed should you be experiencing any kind of similar pain or symptoms - 01287 201006