FROZEN SHOULDER STAGES
Frozen shoulder normally presents in a series of stages, often after an injury or traumatic event. Stage one involves the actual ‘freezing’, with this painful period lasting from 1-9 months. Regular motion will be affected during this period, with this stiff or adhesive stage starting to show gradual improvement over 4-9 months during stage two. During stage three over 5-25 months, the shoulder will ‘thaw’ and full motion will return to the affected area.
Adhesive capsulitis can be successfully managed through a range of physical therapies, including chiropractic manipulations, massage therapy, and supportive therapeutic exercise programs that respect pain limits. Physical therapy can be a highly effective management tool, with our holistic natural medicine programs helping to restore a full range of motion to your shoulder in all directions.