Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a debilitating shoulder syndrome where very little range of movement is available. It can arise for a number of different reasons, sometimes for no reason at all, which makes it all the more frustrating. Myotherapy can assess, treat and manage frozen shoulder. See some tips below to get you started at home.
3 Tips for Frozen Shoulder
Tip 1: Keep it moving – Try small movements in the pain free range. Try to move as often as you can. Try things like bending down towards your toes, or grab a water bottle or a can of something from the pantry and hang your arm off the side of the bed, then swing your arm gently like a pendulum, your shoulder should stay very relaxed. If you don’t have a pain free range we recommend going your doctor as it may be something other than frozen shoulder.
Tip 2: Start a gratitude journal – Research has shown people who practice gratitude experience less pain and recover quicker from illness or injury. You don’t need a fancy journal (unless you want to), simply make a list of 5-10 things each morning in your phone or on a piece of paper that you feel grateful for. Your frozen shoulder will thank you for it!
Tip 3: Change the sensation – We often get asked the question heat or cold? Unless you’ve just sprained your ankle or experienced a mosquito bite, either could be helpful. Even deep heat, ice gel, a warm bath, a warm face washer or lightly rubbing the painful area might help. It’s all about changing the sensory feedback to your nervous system. Studies have shown that this may trick your brain in to switching off the pain sensors for a short period of time.
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Our treatment has helped many of our customer with frozen shoulder and it can help you too. We start with a thorough assessment to determine if there is a cause to your pain. We use well researched treatment modalities such as dry needling which is fabulous at overriding the pain signals to the nervous system and is often faster acting and longer lasting than other treatment modalities. We use movement therapy and special exercises tailored to you and we work at getting you stronger than where you started to fully restore energy and balance back in to your life.Book an Appoinment
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