Thread: Frozen Shoulder
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: Frozen Shoulder

Aka. Adhesive capsulitis. It generally goes through 3 phases: freezing, frozen, thawing. This can take several years but the range of motion normally returns. It can be very difficult to get back to normal. I usually start people out with stretching and Codman's exercises. You may need therapy to control pain or meds. I also use post isometric relaxation stretching. Also, Graston techniuqe (deep tissue instrument assisted myofascial release) or active release techniques may help as well. There are also exercises you should be doing-e.g., broom handle range of motion exercises, etc.

Hope that helps.
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