Effective Exercises for Frozen Shoulder

Are you looking for an effective way to treat your frozen shoulder? If yes, you are going to benefit from this article as we will be looking at an effective non-surgical way to release a frozen shoulder.

Do you know that regular exercise is an effective way to treat and prevent a frozen shoulder? This may come as a surprise to you, especially if you have been trying out other treatment options. Over the last couple of years, a handful of exercises have been put together by experts that can effectively address the frozen shoulder condition.

The good thing about these exercises is that they are easy to perform, and can be done at home. Also, you don’t need any fancy gym equipment or tools to do them. To get the most out to them, it is important that you take a warm bath before performing them. And remember that the goal of the exercise is- stretching your shoulder region to the point of tension, not pain.

The following article by Health.harvard unveils some effective stretching and strengthening exercise for a frozen shoulder.

7 stretching & strengthening exercises for a frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) is a condition in which the shoulder is stiff, painful, and has limited motion in all directions. Frozen shoulder exercises are usually the cornerstone of treating frozen shoulder. Read more here.

You surely now know some seven simple but effective exercises that can release a frozen shoulder like- towel stretch, pendulum stretch, inward rotation, outward rotation, and cross-body reach. The reason why these exercises are effective is that they target the affected area and help to promote flexibility.

This article by Wikipedia sheds light on some important thing you probably don’t know about adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder.

Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis is a painful and disabling disorder of unclear cause in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain. Read more here.

You likely now have an overview of what causes adhesive capsulitis. You also now know that people suffering from diabetes mellitus, thyroid, heart disease, stroke, and lung disease are prone to the condition. But do you know some effective ways to treat it without signing up for a surgical procedure? If you don’t, then you should read the next article carefully.

The following article by Dr. Oliver Starr lists the symptoms of a frozen shoulder and some non-surgical ways to treat frozen shoulder.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder (in medical terms, adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder), is a rare condition where your shoulder becomes painful and stiff for no particular reason. Shoulder movements become reduced, sometimes completely ‘frozen’. It usually affects one shoulder. Read more here.

You surely now know some non-surgical treatment options for frozen shoulder like-physiotherapy, steroid injection, ordinary painkillers, and anti-inflammatory painkillers. Do well to consult a doctor before trying out any of the above treatment options.

Final note

Treating a frozen shoulder isn’t as difficult as you have probably been thinking. In fact, you don’t need to sign up for a surgical procedure to address it. Presently, there are simple but effective exercises that can help address it and even prevent it.

Before performing them, take a warm bath or use a moist heating pad. And remember to consult your doctor or a physiotherapist for insights on how to get the most out of the exercise.

 If for some reasons, you don’t experience any relief after performing them, then you should try out other non-surgical treatment options.