Frozen Shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Frozen Shoulder occurs when the shoulder capsule thickens and tightens around the joint, restricting its movement. The discomfort and loss of movement can become so severe that even simple daily activities, such as lifting one’s arm, become difficult. Frozen Shoulder may begin after a shoulder injury, fracture or surgery. It can also start if the shoulder is not being used normally. Changes in biomechanics causes increased stress, internal pressure and increased friction that leads to inflammation, and eventually the formation of scar tissue within the shoulder. Scar tissue restricts the translation or movement of the capsule and adjacent tissues, causing friction, and leading to inflammation.
What is the treatment for Frozen Shoulder? At Danbury Chiropractic and Wellness, we use a combination of chiropractic adjustments to restore normal joint motion, Active Release Technique (ART), which is a manual therapy that corrects muscular and soft- tissue problems caused by the formation of adhesions or scar tissues, and rehabilitation to allow restoration of proper biomechanics to the shoulder, neck and spine.