Frozen shoulder is a marked reduction in shoulder range of movement (ROM) accompanied by stiffness and pain. The underlying factors of this conditions are constrictions in the muscles, and/or joints that are involved in the movement of your shoulder. The severity of the condition varies from a mild stage where ROM is slightly affected to a chronic stage where there is an extreme loss of ROM.
Potential causes of a frozen shoulder include
- Prolonged immobilization of arm
- Whiplash injuries
- Minor injuries to the shoulder (possibly in a motor vehicle accident)
Frozen shoulder usually occurs between the age of 40-60. Did you know that there is an increased higher incidence associated with diabetic patients?
At the Canadian Muscle and Joint Pain Clinic, we can manage and treat all stages of frozen shoulder using the following techniques:
- Osseous mobilization/manipulation
- Relaxation massage
- Home exercise programs
Along with the help of patient compliance and motivation, this condition can be successfully managed and treated