Frozen shoulder, clinically known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is a condition that can severely limit the mobility and function of the shoulder joint. This painful condition can make even the simplest daily tasks challenging. However, there’s hope – and it comes in the form of physiotherapy.
Frozen shoulder typically progresses through three stages: the freezing stage, the frozen stage, and the thawing stage. During the freezing stage, pain and stiffness gradually increase, making movement difficult. The frozen stage involves a plateau in pain, but the shoulder remains stiff. Finally, the thawing stage sees a gradual improvement in mobility.
Manual techniques, such as joint mobilisation and manipulation, can be applied by physiotherapists to improve the gliding motion of the shoulder joint. These hands-on approaches help break down adhesions and promotes smoother movement.
Recovering from frozen shoulder takes time and the journey can be challenging. Physiotherapy provides a structured and holistic approach to rehabilitation, addressing pain, stiffness, and muscle weakness. It empowers individuals to actively participate in their recovery, gradually unlocking the frozen shoulder and restoring freedom of movement.
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