Frozen Shoulder Trigger Point Therapy in Waterford, MI
If you are suffering from a sudden loss of movement and pain in your shoulder, you may be suffering from a condition known as frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is a debilitating condition but can be effectively treated with frozen shoulder trigger point therapy.
What is frozen shoulder?
Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis and is a sudden onset condition that causes pain and reduced mobility in the shoulder joint. The shoulder is the only joint known to seize in this way, and symptoms begin suddenly but can progress gradually.
Symptoms of frozen shoulder
There are three stages of frozen shoulder, each with their own symptoms. They are the painful stage, the frozen stage, and the thawing stage. The painful stage is characterized by intense pain and a decrease in mobility. The frozen stage may not be painful, but movement is limited, and your joints become stiff. The thawing stage occurs after a successful course of treatment and pain is reduced and mobility is restored.
Causes of frozen shoulder
The exact cause of frozen shoulder is unknown. It is suggested the condition occurs due to stiffening of the shoulder tissue and the formation of scar tissue. The scar tissue puts pressure on the tendons and causes inflammation.
Several conditions can contribute to the onset of frozen shoulder including diabetes, stroke or recovery from a previous injury.
Trigger point therapy for frozen shoulder
When treating frozen shoulder, it is essential to break up the scar tissue. Myofascial trigger point therapy is an effective way to release frozen muscles and break up scar tissue.
During trigger point therapy, the chiropractor applies direct pressure to the seized muscles using a finger or tool. The increased pressure on the muscles causes it to soften and allows the chiropractor to stretch and move the area to increase mobility.
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