Frozen shoulder is stiffness, pain, and limited range of movement in your shoulder. The tissues around the joint stiffen, scar tissue forms, and shoulder movements become difficult and painful.
The condition usually comes on slowly and can sometimes takes a long time to resolve. If you leave it too late to seek treatment, or don’t respond to initial ineffective treatment the pain you experience stops you from using the arm. When you stop using the arm the muscles weaken and you develop bad movement patterns from the shoulder being out of alignment . The strength of the muscles and your ability to keep moving is going to impact on your recovery time.
Causes of frozen shoulder:
- Injury such as a fall, heavy lifting.
- Overuse/repetitive use such as computer work.
- Rounding of the shoulders (internal rotation), poor posture.
If you have trouble sleeping, Dry needling is very effective at taking the pain away from the shoulder to make you more comfortable lying on your side.
In one session Dene can greatly improve the range of movement of your arm. Brushing your hair or putting on or off your jacket will be much easier.
Dene will show you correct shoulder alignment, improve your posture, and help you develop movement patterns which will prevent and fix frozen shoulder.