Frozen Shoulder is caused when the joint capsule of the shoulder thickens and starts to become very tight and stiff. Adhesions and thick bands of tissue begin to develop in and around the joint and in most cases, there is less synovial fluid in the joint than there should be.
Frozen Shoulder is an incredibly painful and difficult condition to live with as it reduces one's ability to go through daily duties. For example, it can even be quite difficult just to perform a simple task such as getting dressed. A lot of people affected with frozen shoulder have pain wake them up in the middle of the night and may have difficulties sleeping.
Frozen Shoulder is most common in patients from 40-60 and it is much more common in women than in men. People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing a frozen shoulder.
This isn’t always the case, however – Frozen Shoulder can truly affect anybody. One common reason people complain of frozen shoulder is after they have had their shoulder immobilized in a sling or brace for a long period of time.
Osteopathy may help to relieve the pain and increase range of motion for patients suffering from this painful and debilitating condition. Manual Osteopaths treat the body with a hands-on approach and may mobilize, stretch and realign the mechanics of the shoulder with a variety of hands-on techniques.
Manual Osteopaths may increase blood flow and fluid movement in the frozen shoulder speeding recovery. Many of the techniques applied by a Manual Osteopath will cause a reduction of inflammation in and around the joint causing pain relief, increased range of motion as well as making it easier for the patient to get a full nights sleep!
Cardinal Points Clinic is a pain clinic providing osteopathic treatments such as cranial osteopathy and visceral osteopathy to relieve pain and restore movement. Our pain clinic also offers yoga and meditation to help patients relieve stress. Cardinal Points Clinic also offers custom orthotic inserts and health supplements to relieve stress and revitalize energy.
At Cardinal Points Clinic, we help patients achieve their overall holistic health goals. We provide osteopathic treatments that stimulate a healthier body through the removal of body restriction that causes nerve compression. Body structure issues can cause a lot of pain problems in the body such as muscle spasms, lower back pain, joint pain or even such problems as headaches and digestive issues. Cardinal Points Clinic serves patients in Orangeville, ON and surrounding areas.