Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. The exact cause of adhesive capsulitis is not fully understood, but it is thought to occur due to inflammation and thickening of the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint. Other factors such as trauma, diabetes, and thyroid disorders may also contribute to the development of this condition.
Symptoms of adhesive capsulitis typically progress through three stages. In the first stage, patients experience a gradual onset of pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. In the second stage, the pain may become more severe, and range of motion in the shoulder may become limited. In the third stage, the pain may subside, but the shoulder may remain stiff and have limited range of motion.
Rehabilitation for adhesive capsulitis typically involves a combination of stretching and strengthening exercises to improve range of motion and reduce pain. At Apollo Performance Chiropractic, we utilize our expert training in hands-on techniques, focusing on muscles like the subscapularis, as well as technology like shockwave therapy and blood flow restriction training to enhance recovery and prevent muscle atrophy, all while reducing pain. We may also recommend nutritional supplementation to minimize inflammation.
Our team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. Whether you are in the early stages of adhesive capsulitis or are experiencing more advanced symptoms, we are here to help you regain mobility and reduce pain so that you can get back to doing the things you love.