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  • Writer's pictureKieran Cummins

Limited range of motion in your shoulder, could it be a Frozen Shoulder?

Have you ever experienced stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion in your shoulder? If so, you might be suffering from a condition known as frozen shoulder. Also called adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a condition that affects the joint capsule of the shoulder, leading to inflammation, stiffness, and pain.

While the exact cause of frozen shoulder is not entirely clear, it's believed to occur as a result of injury, trauma, or underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or thyroid disorders. The condition usually develops gradually, with symptoms worsening over time.

Diagnosing frozen shoulder typically involves a physical examination and medical history, with imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI used to rule out other conditions. In some cases, doctors may use an arthrogram or injection of dye into the shoulder joint to assess the extent of the condition.

If you've been diagnosed with frozen shoulder, don't worry! With proper treatment, you can regain mobility and reduce pain. At Redrock Physio, our physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat frozen shoulder using a range of techniques.

We work with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that include exercises and stretches to improve flexibility and range of motion. We also use manual therapy techniques such as massage, joint mobilization, and stretching to alleviate pain and reduce stiffness.

The benefits of physiotherapy for frozen shoulder are numerous. Not only can it help to reduce pain and inflammation, but it can also help patients regain function and improve overall shoulder mobility. Physiotherapy can also help to prevent future shoulder injuries and improve posture, which can further improve shoulder health.

If you're suffering from frozen shoulder, don't let it control your life. Seek medical attention to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

At Redrock Physio, we are committed to helping our patients overcome frozen shoulder and other conditions to achieve optimal health and wellness.


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