Frozen Shoulder Treatment

In the last decade, many clients are coming in complaining of pain, stiffness, and restricted movement in their shoulder – This is often a condition known as frozen shoulder, in medical terms, it is referred to as adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder is a syndrome that causes a restriction in movement of the shoulder . Clients suffering from frozen shoulder are generally unable to raise their arm above their head and as such are unable to do many everday activities such as brusing their hair, replacing a bulb, reaching a high shelf, lifting their kids,  scratching their back or participating in many sporting activities. There are many treatment options for frozen shoulder, however remedial massage for frozen shoulder treatment is an excellent drug free non invasive way to relieve the symptoms.

As it is an idiopathic condition, it’s hard to identify the underlying causes of the pain and stiffness. The client often experiences a progressive ache in one shoulder which becomes more intense over time,  this results in a gradual loss of movement. During the acute stage, the client can soemtimes lose up to 85% of normal joint mobility. Adhesive capsulitis occurs in one shoulder only, however some people who experience it can develop it on the other shoulder at some point.

Frozen Shoulder Treatment Options

There are a lot of treatments for frozen shoulder, remedial massage is certainly something we suggest you have in your treatment regime but we also encourage using a medical approach at the same time. Remedial massage is very effective during the initial and end stages when the pain and inflammation are not too extreme. Our remedial massage therapists use specific treatment techniques and stretching exercises to reduce the pain and stiffness to restore movement in the shoulder. Our therapists may use some or all of the following massage techniques to effectively treat adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder):

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Swedish Massage Therapy
  • Stretching Exercises

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Remedial Massage Melbourne