All frequently asked questions for Shoulder Pain Treatment
Do I need to wear a sling/brace for frozen shoulder?
Immobilizing the shoulder may worsen the condition. Please consult an expert first.
What can I do to make it heal faster?
- Follow exercise as set by the physiotherapist.
- Avoid performing strenuous or intense exercises using gym equipment by yourself.
- Maintain good posture; avoid slouching and keep shoulders back.
- Apply hot and cold packs as directed.
What does physiotherapy do for frozen shoulder?
- Stretching exercises to increase the range and maintain flexibility.
- Posture correction to prevent impingement.
- Pain relief: Heat/ice or other electrotherapeutic modalities.
How long does frozen shoulder take to go away?
If left alone, it can heal on its own in 1.5 to 2 years. This can be sped up with physiotherapy.
What causes frozen shoulder?
Also called adhesive capsulitis, it happens when the structures around the shoulder joint become inflamed. They gradually get tighter and more painful, restricting movement. It is more common in those who are diabetic.