WHAT IS FROZEN SHOULDER?

It is also k/a adhesive capsulitis whose cause is unknown which causes inflammation of capsule and synovium resulting in painful restriction of active and passive movements of shoulder joint. It commonly affects individuals between 40-60 years of age.
Though causes are unknown but various conditions do contribute in developing frozen shoulder like diabetes mellitus, rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, biceps or deltoid tendinitis.
STAGES OF FROZEN SHOULDER
1. FREEZING STAGE-
a. Lasts for 2-9 months.
b. Severe shoulder pain typically worse at night.
c. Difficulty in sleeping on affected side.
2. FROZEN STAGE-
a. Lasts 4-12 months
b. Pain starts settling with characteristic loss of joint range of motion.
3. THAWING STAGE-
a. Patient experiences gradual return of ROM and is usually self limiting resolving in 1-3 years.
WHAT CAN FROZEN SHOULDER FEELS LIKE?
• Pain and stiffness in and around the shloulder.
• Nature of pain is generally deep aching continuous type.
• Restricted range of movement.
• Sharp pain usually at the end of movements.
• Tenderness and swelling around the shoulder joint.
• Difficulty in elevation, combing hair, reaching hip pocket, taking the hand back, doing activities of daily living.
• Wakening at night because of the pain.
• Inability to sleep on the affected side.
• Weakening of muscles around the shoulder like deltoid, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, teres minor resulting in decreased functionality.

MANAGEMENT OF FROZEN SHOULDER
• Initial management includes education and reassurance. Patients should be encouraged to keep themselves active despite of pain. All patients should receive active physiotherapy for management and coming back to near normal function.
• In case swelling is present then cold packs must be preferred. Otherwise start with hot fomentation.
• Begin with the pain relief modality that is wireless pro (burst mode), TENS, IFT.
• Ultrasound therapy helps in heating the tissues and also increasing the flexibility of the contracted soft tissues.
• Sustained home stretching techniques should be done to facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce spasms.
• Gentle oscillations of the arms has to be initiated.
• Attempts should be made to increase the joint ROM beyond the painful limits.
• Physiotherapist can help with mobilizations.
• Muscle releases should be carried out by various means like matrix therapy, cupping, IASTM etc.
• Pendular exercises are very helpful for generating rhythmic muscular contractions and relaxations.
• Various exercises like arm squeeze, wall ladder, pulley exercise, PNF patterns all help in regaining the lost range of motion and build up muscle strength.

Best Arthritis and Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Some Basics about Arthritis

The swelling / inflammation, stiffening, immobility, tenderness or pains on the joints can be called a case of Arthritis.  Arthritis can happen in one joint or other joint area as well at a single time.  Arthritis mostly happens in adults. Also that, as one ages, the chances to have arthritis increases.

Kinds of Arthritis

There are many kinds of arthritis, however, the most common forms are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, of which, osteoarthritis is the most common. People in age group 30 to 50 are generally regarded as the most vulnerable. However, note that it can happen to children which is rare. The proneness of having any kind of arthritis is not gender specific, and can equally happen to men and women. The processes and procedures for arthritis treatment can vary from patient to patient depending on the type and severity.

How does arthritis happen?

Arthritis can happen for any reason, such as age factor, wear and tear, irregular physical activity, stroke, sports related, food /eating habits, vitamin deficiencies, infection in the joints, injury and so forth. There are other reasons too like wearing out or reduction in cartilage tissues.

Some Good Habits and What to Avoid in the Occurrence of Arthritis

Some of the good habits and routines to follow to avoid having arthritis treatment are:

  • Eat the right food, avoid junk food
  • IF non-vegetarian, eat fish
  • Have cod liver oil especially for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Regular comfortable exercises, especially to watch weight
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco
  • Consult a Doctor, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor

How Arthritis Treatment takes place

The first key step in an arthritis treatment is consulting a top Doctor, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor like at Orthucure chain of clinics in Gurgaon. The Doctor will explain the causes of happening of arthritis that may be specific to the patient. Once diagnosis / consensus is reached, the entire process of Arthritis treatment is explained to the patient, followed the arthritis treatment itself.

About Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen shoulder happens due to stiffness, the inability to move shoulder or pain in the shoulder joint area. A frozen shoulder could happen suddenly or develop over a period of time, gradually.

What Leads to Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder could happen due to ageing factor, irregular physical activities, bad sleeping position, improper shoulder posture and so forth.

How to go about Frozen Shoulder Treatment

It is best to consult and take consultative advice of a top Doctor, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor like at Orthocure chain of clinics in Gurgaon for frozen shoulder treatment. Orthocure clinics have the latest medical equipment, such as of MedX USA. These equipments at Orthocure enable best frozen shoulder treatment and bring back the normal range of movement / motion of the shoulder steadily and naturally.

At Orthocure, the aim in any treatment is such that surgery and strong medicines are avoided, that mitigate any future side-effects. A frozen shoulder treatment can finish in just a few sittings / sessions or it may take a few months for 100% recovery, however this depends on the type or acuteness of the frozen shoulder and the patient’s condition and health background.

The Doctors, Physiotherapist and Chiropractor monitor and guide even after the recovery has taken place for best practices. Certain exercises, good living habits etc are advised by the Orthocure Doctors.

Where to go for Best Arthritis Treatment & Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Orthocure chain of clinics in Gurgaon provide the best arthritis treatment and frozen shoulder treatment. The clinics are very well located and spread across Gurgaon. For any information and a consultation or appointment, please call at +91 – 9821451214.