Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a characterized by stiffness and pain in shoulder joint.

Pain & stiffness start gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one or two years.

Frozen shoulder occurs when this capsule thickens and tightens around the shoulder joint, restricting its movement

Frozen shoulder occurs:

  • After surgery or injury.
  • Most often in people 40 to 70 years old.
  • More often in women (especially in postmenopausal women) than in men.
  • Most often in people with Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Cardiovascular disease, Tuberculosis, Parkinson’s disease.

Signs of Frozen Shoulder

  • Shoulder pain; usually a dull, aching pain
  • Limited movement of the shoulder
  • Difficulty with activities such as brushing hair, putting on shirts/bras
  • Pain when trying to sleep on the affected shoulder.

Treatment

Frozen shoulder treatment primarily consists of pain relief and physio therapy.
he most important aspect of speeding recovery from a frozen shoulder is to focus of improving range of motion of the joint. The focus must be on stretching the shoulder capsule.

Moist Heat/Ice Applications –

Applications of moist heat to the shoulder can help to loosen the joint and provide relief of pain. Patients can apply moist heat to the shoulder or take a hot shower, then perform their stretching exercises. Ice application after stretching may help to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

Homeopathic treatment / Homeopathic medicines for frozen Shoulder– Arnica, Ruta, Rhus tox, Causticum, Calc Sulp, Guaiacum

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