Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis and is an extremely painful condition in which the shoulder is completely or partially stiff. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually and then worsen over time and can be resolved usually within one to three years.
Typically, the freezing of the shoulder can occur over a minimum of six months, but can be thawed with the help of an osteopath over another six months.
As the condition progresses, the stiffness may become so bad and uncontrollable that it will limit your everyday movements. During the early, freezing stage your osteopath may advise you not to move your shoulder in any way that causes you discomfort. It will be good for you to inform your work so they can accommodate your working requirements. At some point you may also need to change your leisure activities for a while if these activities worsen the condition.Keep the shoulder moving as regularly as possible during
Keep the shoulder moving as regularly as possible during day to day activities and avoid a stoppage in movement completely. Sleeping with supporting pillows should also help.Your osteopath may gently move your shoulder joint to help restore movement and will show you suitable exercises to maintain and improve the function of your shoulder.