This is a very common complaint for people aged in their 40’s and 50’s. Women are more likely to develop a frozen shoulder than men and diabetics have a greater risk for developing this condition. Unfortunately the cause of the condition is not understood and if you have developed a frozen shoulder on one side you are at a greater risk of developing it on the other side.
Treatment for this condition relies on correct diagnosis, pain management and gentle range of motion exercises and capsule stretches. The condition can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. In the very worst case, if the pain does not settle then a capsular release can be offered as a treatment technique.
If you would like further information on this condition contact:
Jan Naughton Sports Physiotherapy Ph: 0294891246.
About the author:
Dr Jan Naughton received her PhD at Sydney University where she was lecturing in Sports Medicine and undergraduate physiotherapy. She specialises in shoulder injuries and has a sports physiotherapy practice in Wahroonga on Sydney's upper north shore working with two other specialist colleagues.