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“Adhesive capsulitis” (as frozen shoulder is formally called) is a painful set of symptoms that causes stiffening and soreness around your glenohumeral joint. It starts off more as diffuse joint pain and then intensifies with time, making it difficult to sleep on the affected side, raise your arm, and eventually it greatly limits any activities that require sudden ranges of motion. It can last for any amount of time, but the typical ranges are around six months to two years, though it varies for each person.
About Frozen Shoulder
FROZEN SHOULDER IS DEBILITATING
Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) is a very debilitating ailment, and is probably one of the most difficult musculoskeletal disorders that I treat in my Calgary office.
LIMITING AND PAINFUL CONDITION
Because frozen shoulder is such a limiting and painful condition, I used to find it very challenging to help patients suffering from it. As a result, I have devoted many years of my continuing education to learning techniques specifically related to shoulder conditions (including other problems as well, such as tendonitis, mild tears, some impingement conditions, and overall weakness).
FROZEN SHOULDER TREATMENT
Throughout my many educational years, and several years of techniques trials, I have carefully formulated a frozen shoulder treatment system where I utilize Trigenics, Graston Techniques, and low force adjusting to the glenohumeral joint and cervical spine. My approach is different with each patient, as I evaluate which muscles and joints I need to work on and it often varies according to each patient’s situation.
Frozen Shoulders Questions
Three Stages of Frozen Shoulder
Please note: that I do not perform Dr. Austin’s OAT procedure under anesthesia. I am not trained to do this, although I do get asked, so I am clear and up-front that they are not the same treatments.