Frozen shoulder is a painful joint condition that progresses gradually, generally over the course of several years. The symptoms include discomfort and stiffness in the shoulder joint, beginning with achiness and culminating in the complete loss of range of motion. For those suffering from frozen shoulder, the joint, or capsule, gets tougher and tighter over time. Mobility in the joint becomes more limited and scar tissue begins to form, making matters worse.
New York, has nearly 30 years of chiropractic experience and can help diagnose and treat your frozen shoulder injury quickly and effectively through safe, gentle chiropractic care.
Symptoms may vary and will eventually get worse without proper chiropractic treatment. Frozen shoulder affects one side of the body and the pain can spread into the upper arm. Some patients report that their shoulder pain tends to get worse at night. During this time, normal activities will become more difficult. This progression, known as the “freezing” stage, eventually leads to complete stiffness, or “frozen” stage, in which patients are not able to move the shoulder at all.
Frozen shoulder is a fairly common condition that affects mostly women between the ages of 40 and 60. Other risk factors include medical conditions, like surgery or a stroke, which prevent a person from moving the shoulder and keeping the joint flexible. Diabetes, heart disease and thyroid issues also increase the chance of developing frozen shoulder.
A medical professional, like our doctors, can treat your condition through a simple physical exam, in which he will test the range of motion in the shoulder joint. He will then figure out the best course of action, which may include chiropractic stretching techniques, massage therapy, physical therapy or even acupuncture. Tests like X-rays and MRIs may be utilized to rule out more serious underlying conditions like arthritis.
At NuView Health Medical in Manhattan, New York, we strive to help our patients live happier, healthier lives through chiropractic care. Remember, it’s much easier to treat frozen shoulder during the early stages, so be sure to make an appointment if you’re feeling any chronic, lingering pain or have a limited range of motion. Our chiropractor will use proven techniques, like applying pressure to the joints, which can gradually restore mobility.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, call our doctors at NuView Health Medical in New York, NY at (212) 588-0707 today. Our friendly team of specialist, therapists, and staff is here to help you treat and manage your injuries through holistic care. Begin to thaw your frozen shoulder today!
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