Frozen shoulder is characterized by a persistent ache in the shoulder joint. Pain caused by frozen shoulder is intolerable. Most often it is seen in people between 40 to 70 years of age and for women in their postmenopausal time. It is very painful and frustrating to carry out simple activities like bathing, dressing or lying down due to frozen shoulder. No matter how severe the issue might seem to be, one should not lose hope. Nature’s power is limitless and through proper treatment it is possible to get rid of the pain and enjoy the rhythm of life again.
What is Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen Shoulder is also known as Adhesive Capsulitis, a condition when stiffness and pain occur in the shoulder joint. The capsule or the flexible tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint gets inflamed and thickened, at that time frozen shoulder is happened. Signs and symptoms begin gradually and worsen over the time. Frozen shoulder can happen with an injury or because of the inflammation of the soft tissues. People with frozen shoulder face difficulty in movement as bands of scar tissue form and secretion of synovial fluid that lubricates the joints becomes low.
The first phase of the disease is the most painful which is known as freezing stage. During this stage, intense pain restricts any kind of movement in the affected shoulder. In the second phase, better known as frozen stage, the pain may begin to diminish or become tolerable, although increased stiffness severely limits the range of mobility. In the third phase or thawing stage, pain and stiffness gradually disappear and get resolved over a long period of time.
Complications of Frozen Shoulder
- Loss of functional use
- Persistent pain and stiffness
- Rotator cuff injury
- Dislocated shoulder
- Increase intake of vitamin C enriched fruits which may help reducing inflammation.
- Avoid activities that involve lifting, overhead reaching or anything else that worsens the pain.
- Warm up before performing expert recommended exercises.
- Take a warm shower for 10-15 minutes before indulging in exercises.
- Range of Motion exercises are a great way to loosen the affected shoulder.
- Apply a moist heating pad or towel 2-3 times a day.
Most of the people fail to understand the seriousness of the ailment and they self-medicate or take pain-killers for respite. This can only provide temporary solutions to the symptoms and on the other hand, it can also cause serious side-effects. As a result, the condition can even become chronic and longstanding. However, at Naturoveda Health World, we treat Frozen Shoulder through the unique combination of Fundamentals of Ayurveda, Potentised Unani and Therapeutic Yoga to resolve the issue from the root.