Frozen shoulder is when the shoulder gets stuck due to the tissues around the joints becoming stuck together. A classic frozen shoulder, without treatment, can take 18 months to get better. There is a 6 month phase of increasing pain and stiffness, then 6 months of decreasing pain (with no increased movement) and then 6 months of increasing range of motion. It can be caused by a number of things, but typically starts with an injury or over-strain.
Medical treatment of frozen shoulder has changed in recent years, with steroid injections into the joint (guided by ultrasound) helping reduce the severity and duration of the condition.
As an osteopath who is trained using Neil Asher Frozen shoulder treatment techniques, I am able to offer treatment that can reduce the intensity and duration of frozen shoulder. Each case varies, so outcomes can vary.
If you’d like to chat with me about frozen shoulder and what I can possible do as an osteopathy then please do get in touch.