Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis), is a disease in which, the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight. The result of this causes pain and stiffness with in the shoulder. As time rpogresses, the shoulder becomes very hard to move. The cause of frozen shoulder is still mostly unknown, however there are some risk factors that might put you at risk for developing frozen shoulder. These are people that suffer with diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson’s disease, and cardiac disease. As well as people with previous trauma to the shoulder. It can be attributed to misuse and injury, myocardial infarction, upper torso surgery, such as arm and shoulder surgery or mastectomy, and even lack of use.Sometimes there is no obvious cause.
Frozen shoulder normally presents between the ages of 40 and 60, and occurs in women more often than menThere are 3 stages to this disorder. The first stage is Freezing, in which pain increases and the shoulder loses range of motion and the patient lasts in this condition from 6 weeks to 9 months. The first movement normally to decrese is external rotation of the shoulder. The second stage is after the shoulder is already frozen and it lasts from 4 to 6 months, the final stage is called the thawing stage and it is considered as the recovery phase as the shoulder motion slowly improves. It takes from 6 months to 6 years for the shoulder to completely recover.
Chiropractic treatment for frozen shoulder can produce the results you need and resolve your frozen shoulder. With acombination of Chiropractic therapy, Stretching physiotherapy, exercise and treatment for inflammation in the joint space you will notice great improvement over time that will eventually lead to a full recovery.