Frozen shoulder syndrome, clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful and debilitating condition affecting up to 5% of the population. Patients experience pain, limited shoulder movement and disability generally lasting anywhere from 1 to 24 months. This means it is important to distinguish frozen shoulder from other types of shoulder conditions early such as osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tendinopathies and neck disorders etc to give patients the best possible outcome.
At Bradley Physio we will use hands on techniques and other modalities to speed up your recovery and produce a better outcomes(1).As well as this, we can offer injections for frozen shoulder which have very good outcomes in the early stages if deemed necessary by your physiotherapist (3,4). We will also make you a personal rehabilitation programme to help with your goals.
The exercises here, demonstrated by one of our physiotherapists (James) will help to increase the movement at the shoulder joint for patients with frozen shoulder (2).
If you have been having shoulder problems and would like to be assessed, diagnosed and treated by one of our physios, then don’t delay and book an appointment today.
- Çelik, D. and Kaya Mutlu, E. (2016). Does adding mobilization to stretching improve outcomes for people with frozen shoulder? A randomized controlled clinical trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(8), pp.786-794.
- GRIGGS, S., AHN, A. and GREEN, A. (2000). Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume, 82(10), pp.1398-1407.
- Sun, Y., Zhang, P., Liu, S., Li, H., Jiang, J., Chen, S. and Chen, J. (2016). Intra-articular Steroid Injection for Frozen Shoulder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials With Trial Sequential Analysis. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(9), pp.2171-2179.
- Yoon, J., Chung, S., Kim, J., Kim, H., Lee, H., Jeong, W., Oh, K., Lee, D., Seo, A. and Kim, Y. (2016). Intra-articular injection, subacromial injection, and hydrodilatation for primary frozen shoulder: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 25(3), pp.376-383.