What is Frozen Shoulder?

Shoulder joint graphic - frozen shoulderFrozen shoulder is a condition that affects your shoulder joint and is the commonly used term for adhesive capsulitis, named for thickening and contracture of the capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the bony structures of the shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder is usually painful, but stiffness and restriction in movement are the primary characteristics resulting from the capsule contracture. The disorder primarily affects people past the age of 40, particularly women; certain diseases increase the incidence of frozen shoulder, especially diabetes and thyroid diseases. Injuries are a common cause of frozen shoulder.

Chinese Medicine can assist you in avoiding steroid injections and reliance on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and greatly speed recovery.

Rotator cuff Injury

The most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include:

  • Pain at rest and at night, particularly if lying on the affected shoulder.
  • Pain when lifting and lowering your arm or with specific movements.
  • Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm.
  • Crepitus or crackling sensation when moving your shoulder in certain positions.

You are often being faced with decisions around having an MRI and then undergoing surgery, options not to be taken lightly due to expense, risks involved in surgery and the impacts of recovery. Chinese Medicine offers another option. The Oriental Healing Clinic is uniquely positioned to pull together multiple techniques to assist your recovery. These techniques have been learned across the globe China, Australia and the US.