What is frozen shoulder? According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is dull and aching pain in the shoulder. The shoulder can become difficult to move over time.
Most often a frozen shoulder occurs with no associated injury or discernible cause. However, poor computer posture and unusual activities may precipitate it. A frozen shoulder will go through 3 stages, each stage causing pain and discomfort.
In this stage, shoulder pain persists from six weeks to forty weeks.
The feeling of stiffness or rigidity especially in the affected area continues. Dull, aching shoulder pain, and movement accompanied by pain are felt.
This usually lasts for 20 weeks to 26 months. With the use of physical therapy and rehabilitating exercises, the motion of the shoulder slowly starts to normalize.
Our physical therapy program for a frozen shoulder, stages 1-3, focuses on delivering fast and effective results for your patients:
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