Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

  • People that are aged between 40 – 60 getting affected by Frozen shoulder.
  • Most common in females than males
  • Diabetic people are more prone to develop frozen shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder gets better after a period of debilitating symptoms, but complete recovery might nearly take 2 – 3 years
What are the causative & risk factors of frozen shoulder?
  • Age — Over 40 years
  • Gender — 70% of people who are suffering from frozen shoulder are women.
  • Recent surgery / arm fracture — Immobility of recovery may cause the shoulder capsule to stiffen
  • Diabetes — 2-4 times more likely to develop frozen shoulder for unknown reasons; symptoms may be more severe
  • Cervical disc disease of the neck
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Open heart surgery
  • Cardiovascular disease
What are the signs & symptoms of frozen shoulder?
 
The most pervasive sign / symptom of frozen shoulder is a persistently painful & stiff shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms of frozen shoulder develop gradually; usually in 3 stages in which signs & symptoms worsen gradually & resolve within a 2 year period. Loss of external rotation is differential sign from rotator calf tear.
The 3 hallmark signs include:
  • Stage 1 (Freezing / Painful) — In the “freezing” stage, you slowly have more & more pain. As the pain worsens at night, your shoulder loses range of motion. Freezing usually lasts from 6 weeks to 9 months.
  • Stage 2 (Frozen / Adhesive) — Painful symptoms may actually improve during this stage, but the stiffness remains. During the 4 to 6 months of the “frozen” stage, implementation of daily activities may be very difficult.
  • Stage 3 (Thawing) — Shoulder motion improves during the “thawing” stage slowly. Complete return to normal / close to normal strength & motion typically takes from 6 months to 2 years.
What is the diagnosis of frozen shoulder?
 
Based on signs & symptoms & a physical exam; paying close attention to the arms & shoulders. Structural problems can only be identified with X-ray & MRI.
What are the advantages of homeopathy over allopathy?
 
Allopathic treatment
Possible side-effects of allopathic treatment
Advantages of homeopathy
Symptomatic treatment (NSAIDs)
  • Long-term usage & high doses raise your risk of having a heart attack / stroke, stomach bleeding etc.,
  • High BP
  • Heart & kidney damage
  • Provides long-term results with minimum dosage
  • Doesn’t alter BP
  • Natural & safe for heart & kidneys
Corticosteroid injections
  • Repeated injections cause damage to the shoulder
  • Reduces the immunity
  • Elevates blood sugar
  • Tissue salts enhance mineral & vitamin absorption in the musculoskeletal system
  • Enhances the immunity
  • No side-effects
Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Nerve damage
  • Invasive
  • Relatively high recurrence
  • Expensive
  • Easy to administer natural oral medicines without side-effects
  • Non invasive
  • Low recurrence
  • Affordable
* Treatment effects may vary from patient to patient
Treatment at Drs Homeo International
 
Identify root causes & address with constitutional approach
Natural oral medicines (Dilutions, tissue salts, mother tinctures) & Ointments
DREAMS approach
(Diet, Rest, Exercise, Alignment, Mindfulness & Supplementation)
  • Age — Over 40 years
  • Gender — Women
  • Recent surgery
  • Recent arm fracture
  • Cervical disc disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Open heart surgery
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
Natural medicines:
  • Minimises the usage of anti-inflammatory & analgesics
  • Tissue salts enhance the mineral & vitamin absorption that are essential for musculoskeletal health
  • Relieve not only muscle pain & stiffness in the shoulder but also boosts the immunity of the individual which helps in providing long term results
Diet & supplementation guidance:
Foods to be taken
  • Vegetables — Cauliflower, cabbage, sweet potatoes
  • Fruits — Berries, pineapples, red grapes etc.,
  • Oily fish; Nuts & seeds
  • Spices — Ginger, garlic & turmeric
Foods to be avoided
  • Fried & oily foods
Supplementation guidance — Vitamin d & vitamin C
Productive & Pain-free lives — 
We aim directly at constitutional medicine along with
initial specific medicine, when there is an underlying
condition like autoimmune disease / metabolic disorder /
Infection / systemic / acute / chronic complaint improved quality of life by controlling pain & stiffness
  • Natural medicines can halt the progression of frozen shoulder & control the symptoms
  • Low relapse rate
  • Restores cellular health
  • Natural medicines not only help the individual to recover well from presenting symptoms of the condition but also treat the root cause responsible for the occurrence of the complaint.
Rest, Exercise, Alignment & Mindfulness guidance:
Rest — A minimum of 8 hrs night sleep
Exercise — Pendulum stretch; Towel stretch; Finger walk; Cross-body reach; Armpit stretch
  • Yoga — Gomukhasana; Pranayama in sukasana; Parvatasana
  • Strengthening exercises — Outward rotation; Inward rotation
Alignment — Standing tall raising the top of your head and allowing the muscles in your shoulders, chest, stomach & your neck to relax
Mindfulness — The hallmark of this condition is to detect & treat early
* Treatment effects & individual results may vary from person to person
At Drs Homeo, we have treated frozen shoulder patients effectively with a success rate of 96%. Pie diagram — Cured (96%); No significant change (3%); No change at all (1%)
How can we prevent frozen shoulder?
 
The chances of a frozen shoulder can be prevented / at least lessened if physical therapy is started shortly after any shoulder injury in which shoulder movement is painful / difficult.

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