Frozen Shoulder is a catastrophe that often happens if a shoulder impingement injury is left untreated. Frozen shoulder requires a physician for diagnosis.
Frozen Shoulder is one more misunderstood musculoskeletal condition. The common belief is that Frozen Shoulder is idiopathic in nature (It means it does have a true cause). If you have any of the Frozen Shoulder risk factors, then you need to increase your awareness of the condition and important thing to do is , take early steps to help prevent the condition from developing.
Problem arises when the injured tissue (through immobilization) fails to receive the enhanced blood flow that it needs to properly regenerate new, healthy tissue. As a result, of this the scar tissue continues to build to unprecedented levels.
Eventually, the accumulation of the scar tissue will bond to a healthy tissue within the joint capsule and such bonds further restrict movement of the shoulder. Now, if you have been living with the agony of a frozen shoulder, it is almost a sure that you are feeling discouraged and worn-out. Simple chores will be now impossible such as grabbing a book from a high shelf or even putting your seat belt. The constant shoulder pain will interrupt your sleep also , just adding to the overall long-term misery that this condition can bring to you.
A person suffering from a frozen shoulder will have a persistently painful and stiff shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms also develop gradually.
The shoulder is made of three bones: The shoulder blade, the collarbone, and the upper arm bone, or humerus. Shoulder has a ball-and-socket joint. This is round head of the upper arm bone that fits into this socket. The connective tissue, known as the shoulder capsule, surrounds this joint. Synovial fluid enables the joint to move without any friction.
Frozen shoulder happens when the scar tissue forms in the shoulder. This will cause the shoulder joint’s capsule to thicken and tighten, leaving less room for movement. Movements also may become more stiff and painful. The exact cause for this is not fully understood, and it cannot always be identified.
Common risk factors for frozen shoulder are:
- Age: Over 40 years of age.
- Gender:70 percent with frozen shoulder are women.
- Recent trauma:Surgery or any arm fracture can lead to immobility during recovery, and this may cause the shoulder capsule to stiffen.
- Diabetes: people with diabetes develop frozen shoulder. Symptoms may be more severe. But the reasons are unclear
Many individuals also attended physical therapy sessions once or twice a week, and the combination of consistent home treatments and physical therapy will result in a strong, successful outcome.
For more information and treatment by physiotherapy for Frozen shoulder contact Sara Rehab at 905.497.4550