Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is caused by thickening of the shoulder capsule, which makes the shoulder very hard to move. Frozen shoulder causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joints. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the population. Frozen shoulder commonly effects adults between the ages of 40 and 60. Frozen shoulder occurs in women more often than men. Frozen shoulder specialist.

Frozen Shoulder Risk Factors:

These are some of the risk factors for frozen shoulder

  • Immobilization: Frozen shoulder can occur after the shoulder has been immobilized for a period of time due to injury, fracture, and/ or surgery.
  • Diabetes: according to AAOS, frozen shoulder effects 10% to 20% of diabetic patients.
  • Diseases such as Parkinson's disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and cardiac disease.

Frozen Shoulder Symptoms:

These are some of the symptoms of frozen shoulder

  • Pain and stiffiness of the shoulder joints
  • Limited shoulder joint range of motion
  • Unable to reach back or perform overhead activities

Frozon Shoulder Treatment:

Our doctors use ASTR to relieve frozen shoulder pain and restore noraml motion

  • ASTR Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which are very common with frozen shoulder.
  • Releasing muscle trigger points and hypertonicity: it is very common with frozen shoulder that the muscle starts to spasm or tighten as a protective mechanism. Using the ASTR maneuver, patients can experience relief from muscle hypertonicity.
  • Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time for frozen shoulder.
  • Special exercise program to strengthen the weak muscles and stretch the tight muscles related to frozen shoulder.
  • Cold Laser Therapy: cold laser is a very valuable tool that speeds up the healing process and decreases soft tissue inflammation very quickly.

Call us today to start the journey of pain relief!

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  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.


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