Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder Syndrome)
Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder Syndrome) treatment in Virginia Beach.
Frozen shoulder is a chronic (long term) condition of the shoulder that starts with inflammation of the tendons, bursae and joint capsule of the shoulder and causes major restriction of all shoulder movement. No one is really sure of what causes this condition. It primarily effects woman in the 35-60 age group.
This condition is seen in cases of severe arthritis of the lower neck, people with a larger than normal curve in the mid back as well as in people with malposition of the arm as it meets the shoulder (scapulohumeral misalignment). Other causes not as common are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the shoulder as well as dislocations and fractures of the humorous.
Frozen shoulder is usually a very slow progression, starting with pain in the shoulder. The shoulder becomes more restricted in movement as the pain increases. This process can take months to years to develop and lead to complete fixation of the shoulder joint. For some reason the left shoulder is effected more often and vary rarely are both shoulders involved. The pain can radiate to the elbow in some cases.
Frozen shoulder can be diagnosed through a series of orthopedic and neurological tests, and x rays can be beneficial as well. Treatment goals in a chiropractic office are to promote soft tissue healing, relieve pain, restore normal movement, and of coarse prevent recurrence.
Treatment procedures include gentle manipulation of the scapula, humorous, acromioclavicular joint as well as the clavicle, neck and mid back. Ice and ultrasound are used to reduce inflammation. Massage can break down scar tissue and adhesions in the shoulder joint. Stretching techniques are also performed to restore range of motion.
Homework is also assigned. Codmans pendulum and wall walking are prescribed (explained in detail by Dr Geheren). Gradual progression to isometric exercises using flexible tubing are introduced. To get started on correcting your shoulder pain call New Life Chiropractic of Virginia Beach. 757-222-0910