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Frozen Shoulder - 9 Factors That Can Put You At Risk !

  • Dr Sanjay Bansal
  • 04 August, 2018

Frozen shoulder is a problem where the patient encounters regular shoulder stiffness and pain. It could last for several weeks. Inflammation around the shoulder increases the inability to move or stretch properly. This happens when somebody is recovering from an injury. Frozen shoulder chances are more when somebody is wearing a sling or a cast. It also occurs if anyone is recovering from surgery or joint pain.

The most important identified symptoms of a frozen shoulder include:

1. Stiffness around the shoulder: this usually happens in one shoulder at a time (not both) and will probably return in the same shoulder. Muscle, joint and bone agony in and around the shoulders or arms may be experienced.

2. Having difficulty moving and using the shoulders or arms ordinarily, (for example, experiencing difficulty in getting dressed, driving, holding objects before you, and gestures.)

Treatments are available for the Frozen shoulder :-

1. Stretch the Shoulder:Before beginning shoulder exercises for a frozen shoulder, try to warm up your shoulder by doing a few warm up exercises. This will improve the blood supply in the affected area and avoid future injuries by making your body more comfortable with the motion. The best approach is to extend and warm up the shoulder by applying heat for 10 to 15 minutes, scrubbing down or showering with Epsom salt.

2. Non-intrusive treatment:While these activities mentioned above can be easily performed at home, if pain continues and makes it difficult to move around or work ordinarily, see a physiotherapist who can appoint particular activities and can enhance your scope of movement, flexibility and strength.

3. Acupuncture:Acupuncture is considered one of the best treatment choices for any joint and nerve related problem. The treatment is based on focusing on the trigger points of the pain and putting pressure on them via needles. The treatment is not painful and is known to produce good results in the long run.

4. Dietary Supplements:Various supplements can be taken with the recommendation of a doctor, in order to improve recovery. Alfaifa (horse feed) and turmeric are two of the most common recommended component that reduce swelling and restore the tissue in the shoulder.

For more consultant visit our Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Sanjay Bansal in Greater Faridabad.

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