Will Heat Melt My Frozen Shoulder?

Woman Grabbing Her Shoulder in Pain Atlanta GA If you have frozen shoulder you will certainly wonder how you it got frozen, and if it’s frozen, will heat melt it and make it feel better? While your shoulder may be frozen, it certainly does not mean it’s just cold and needs melted for relief. Frozen should is a condition that involves pain and stiffness. Your shoulder becomes frozen and very hard to move, as if it’s frozen.

The Common Stages of Frozen Shoulder (according to WebMD)

  1. Freezing Stage – During this stage pain develops in your shoulder and slowly gets worse. Your pain may be more evident and severe at night. This stage can last anywhere from 6 to 9 months. Shoulder mobility is limited in this stage.
  2. Frozen Stage – During this stage your pain may diminish but your stiffness may increase. Daily activities become challenging. This stage can last 4-12 months.
  3. Thawing Stage – Range of motion begins to normalize again. This can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.

If you have been diagnosed with frozen shoulder there are several recommendations and treatments your doctor may suggest. One way to help treat your frozen shoulder is through physical therapy.

Sovereign Rehabilitation licensed physical and manual therapists offer a variety of therapeutic treatment options for treating the pain, stiffness and loss of range of motion associated with frozen shoulder. Our treatments may include manual therapy, aquatic therapy, dry needling, joint mobilization and/or manipulation, muscle energy techniques, neuromuscular reeducation and electrophysiological agents and more. Contact us today!

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