Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a malady that affects 2-3% of the population. The initial indicator
is often shoulder pain and decreased mobility. Frozen shoulder can affect people of any age but is most commonly diagnosed in people ranging from 40 – 70 years of age, predominantly women.
The shoulder joint itself is called a ball and socket joint. Ligaments, tendons and muscles work together to provide support, strength and the wide range of motion that enable us to move our arms and hands in a variety of positions in order to complete tasks. All the functions of the shoulder can be compromised by underlying inflammatory diseases and misuse. The specific causes of frozen shoulder are perplexing, varied and still largely unknown, but onset begins with shoulder pain, followed by restriction in mobility, and finally recovery.
Frozen shoulder is insidious in nature.
The symptoms and development of the disorder are slow and can take up to a year or two to set in. Often patients will experience pain that increases over time. By the time the sufferer begins to notice a significant issue in lack of mobility, the disorder has set in and requires treatment.
The good news is that treatment for frozen shoulder is straight forward and the disorder can be resolved. Often chiropractic clinicians, including our experienced and caring staff, can provide the correct manipulation and physiotherapy to help you regain mobility and resolve the disorder.
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