UNFREEZE THAT FROZEN SHOULDER!
Frozen shoulder also known as Adhesive capsulitis.It has a distinct pattern of symptoms resulting in severe shoulder pain,loss of shoulder function and eventually stiffness. Frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the general population. It mostly affects people between the ages of 40 and 60, affecting women more often than men.
The causes of Frozen Shoulder are not fully understood but there are a few factors that can predispose one to it.
*Trauma or surgery to the joint that results in extended periods of immobility can cause Frozen shoulder.
*Frozen shoulder occurs much more often in people with diabetes.
*Rotator cuff weakness might also predispose one to develop Frozen Shoulder.
Frozen shoulder occurs in 3 phase:
*In the first phase your shoulder pain gets progressively worse,and as pain increases , your movement decreases.This occurs within a period of 2 weeks-9 months.
*In this second phase pain symptoms may improve but movement is still restricted.This lasts between 4-6 months.
* Shoulder movement improves slowly within the last phase with complete return to normal movement and function occurring within 6-24 months
HOW PROLO CAN HELP!
With the belief that rotator cuff weakness predisposes one to Frozen Shoulder, prolotherapy is understandably then the ultimate cure.Instead of the cortisone injections,anti-inflammatory medication or manipulation under anaesthetic that is commonly used in treatment,Prolotherapy offers a safer,more natural solution without any nasty side effects.Neural prolo has also proven to treat Frozen shoulder successfully-to read more click here.
Prolotherapy works to induce an inflammatory response in the weakened ligaments,tendons and cartilage which stimulates a healing response in these tissues.
Prolotherapy involves a series of Dextrose injections into the affected area which in this case is the rotator cuff tendon, thereby strengthening it, which improves mobility and function and reduces pain.Prolotherapy works in conjuction with Physiotherapy.
To read more about Dr Hauser’s ideas on Prolo and Frozen Shoulder click here.