Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder Treatment NYC - Dr. Michael Minond NYC Chiropractor

Frozen Shoulder Treatment NYC - Dr. Michael Minond NYC Chiropractor

NYC Frozen Shoulder Treatments Located in the West Village of Manhattan New York City 10014

The shoulder consists of the arm bone that is held into a muscular socket. It is a ball and socket joint and looks like a golf ball being held against a tee. The tee is a shallow groove on your shoulder blade that has a thick piece of cartilage over it. A though joint capsule and three major muscles that form a cuff hold the ball of the arm against this socket, the rotator cuff.

The tendons of the rotator cuff muscles attach to the upper end of the arm bone and help to rotate the arm in the shoulder socket. Tears of the tendon can be caused by injury to the shoulder and/or the gradual degeneration of the tendons from pressure and friction caused by the overlying end of the shoulder blade.

Injuries or weakness in the muscles of the rotator cuff will cause some of the same symptoms. The symptoms of rotator cuff muscle injury consist of weakness and pain, particularly with arm elevation and at nighttime while sleeping. Diagnosis of this condition starts with observing how you move your arm.

There are characteristic abnormal motions that are used when one of these important muscles is injured. Then gentle testing of the muscle using palpation and muscle testing is used to isolate which muscle/tendon is damaged and what can be done to speed the healing process. 
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What is Frozen Shoulder?

The most difficult problems in the shoulder are adhesive capsulitis or “frozen shoulder” and muscle/tendon injuries. The muscle tear usually occurs suddenly, but may be caused by repeated micro trauma.

The frozen shoulder is the development of a stiff shoulder in the absence of significant trauma. Sometimes trivial trauma will trigger an inflammation in the shoulder; frequently, there is no injury at all. The shoulder becomes stiff and, usually, painful in the early stages.

Many patients will have to undergo specific exercises to regain strength to the shoulder region. When you have a frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, this capsule becomes inflamed, stiff and sticky. It’s similar to what can happen when you have an eye infection. You may wake up one morning to find your eyelid is stuck shut.
Likewise, tissue in your shoulder capsule sticks together when it’s inflamed. That can cause pain and loss of movement. You may not even be able to move your shoulder enough to do everyday activities, such as comb your hair or reach for your wallet in your back pocket. Frozen shoulder can affect anyone, but you’re more likely to develop it if you’re over the age of 50.

Typically a patient will say that he/she had a fall a few months ago, or just overworked his/her arm around the house doing something he/she is not used to doing.

Most patients have favored their shoulder, taken anti-inflammatory drugs, and avoided strenuous activities. But the shoulder has not responded and become so stiff the patient can barely move it. And the pain is there even when they sleep. Obviously this is more easily treated at the beginning of the condition before the capsule becomes sticky.
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As in the rotator cuff problem, treatment begins with a thorough examination of the muscles of the shoulder. There will often be trigger points, or knots, in the muscles that will need treatment. Specific treatments are used to allow the muscles to begin to move the shoulder properly and to allow the muscles to regain their normal lengths.

The patient is actively involved in this healing process by performing daily home exercises and stretching. All exercises should be given by your chiropractor, doctor, or physical therapists to make sure you are doing them correctly.

The final word is not to allow this condition to set up. Remember that this takes weeks and months to happen. If you injure your shoulder and the ache or restriction is not improving, don’t wait until it freezes up to come in. Please contact me as soon as possible, for relief of your frozen shoulder.


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