If your arm movement is restricted and painful you may be dealing with what is known as frozen shoulder. It is also known as adhesive capsulitis. It is a condition that causes the shoulder to become stiff and lose full range of motion in the shoulder socket.
Frozen shoulder is sometimes mistaken for arthritis, but the two conditions are really quite different. This frozen state can last anywhere from 2 to 10 months on average. Pain may be present when you are not even moving your shoulder but will definitely be there when you try.
Symptoms tend to be more exaggerated at night. Pressure caused by lying down can increase discomfort. Waking in the morning is no picnic either. It may take a few hours to get your body reanimated again. Frozen shoulder can make even simple daily tasks more complicated. It can be not only painful but frustrating.
You may experience periods where it seems like it is getting better, and yet then comes back with a vengeance. It is important if you suspect you may have this condition that you get it looked at, professionally diagnosed, and treated.
Stretching, exercise, physical therapy, massage, and chiropractic are all very helpful for healing. Be careful with yourself as you are in the thawing stage of healing. Do not over do it too quickly or you may find yourself in pain once again.
In a recent study, patients with FFS after 2 months of chiropractic care they reported a 97% improvement. 32% had regained complete shoulder abduction (movement). Pain scores dropped from a 9 out of 10 to a 2 out of 10.
While many cases of frozen shoulder are treatable and can go away with care, some do become severe and need injections of steroids and even surgical intervention.
Before you consider surgery, please come see us at the office of Kaster Chiropractic. 239-332-2555. www.kasterchiropractic.com. We are located in Fort Myers, Florida and proudly serve all of Southwest Florida.