Frozen Shoulder, clinically known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is a condition that involves contracture and inflammation of the shoulder capsule, causing pain and limited movement. Patients with Frozen Shoulder usually experience a progressive onset of pain and a gradual decrease in range of motion that can take months to years to subside. Frozen Shoulder is one of the most common shoulder conditions and generally in people aged 40-60 and is more common in women than men.
Main causes of Frozen Shoulder:
Up to this point, there is no known cause for Frozen Shoulder; however, there are a few medical conditions that increase the likelihood of someone experiencing a frozen shoulder. The chances are increased for people with diabetes. There is also an increased likelihood among people with cardiac disease, thyroid conditions, and recently received shoulder surgery
Sign and Symptoms of frozen shoulder:
Physiotherapy management of frozen shoulder:
Our registered physiotherapists comprehensively evaluate your frozen shoulder and the surrounding muscles and joints through a detailed history and physical assessment in York-med physiotherapy. They provide you personalized treatment for your specific condition. Treatment will depend on which stage your Frozen Shoulder is at but will likely include techniques to reduce pain and gently increase your shoulders’ range of motion. It will also address possible contributing factors, like your posture and mobility.