If you're suffering from frozen shoulder, read this post to find out how meridian massage could help.
Understand Your Shoulder
Your shoulder is made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle). The head of your upper arm bone fits into a socket in your shoulder blade. This socket is called the glenoid.
A ring of tough, rubbery tissue called the shoulder capsule surrounds the glenoid. The shoulder capsule is connected to muscles and ligaments that help hold your shoulder joint together.
What is Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen shoulder happens when this capsule of tissue and surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments become so tight and stiff that you can't move your arm. Frozen shoulder is also called adhesive capsulitis.
How Frozen Shoulder occur?
Frozen shoulder usually develops slowly over time. It may happen after you've had an injury or surgery to your shoulder. Or it may be the result of another condition, such as diabetes or a stroke. The condition usually starts gradually, with pain and stiffness in your shoulder that gets worse over time. The pain may be worse at night. You may also have trouble moving your arm, and your range of motion will gradually decrease.
Who are more likely to get Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen shoulder is most common in people ages 40 to 60. Women are more likely than men to get it. People who have diabetes or another condition that damages the nerves and blood vessels are also at higher risk.
The 3 Phases Of Frozen Shoulder
Phase 1: Freezing (painful phase)
This is the phase when you first start to have pain. The pain may come and go at first, but it gradually gets worse and can become constant. You may also have stiffness in your shoulder, and your range of motion will start to decrease. This phase can last anywhere from 2 to 9 months.
Phase 2: Frozen (frozen phase)
The pain may lessen during this phase, but the stiffness gets worse. You won't be able to move your shoulder as much as you could before. This phase can last 4 to 12 months.
Phase 3: Thawing (recovery phase)
The stiffness gradually starts to improve during this phase. You will gradually regain your range of motion. This phase can last 6 to 24 months.
What can you do for your Frozen Shoulder?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating frozen shoulder. The goal is to reduce pain and improve range of motion. Treatment options include:
Meridian Massage: A special form of massage that helps to improve range of motion and reduce pain.
Heat and cold therapy: Heat can help reduce pain and stiffness, while cold can help reduce inflammation.
Anti-inflammatory medication: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may help reduce pain and inflammation.
Corticosteroid injections: These injections can help reduce pain and inflammation.
Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to release the tightened tissue around the shoulder joint.
What is Meridian Massage?
Meridian massage is a form of massage therapy that uses pressure and stretching to release muscle tension and improve range of motion. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which believes that the body is balanced when energy, or qi, flows freely through the meridians, or energy channels.
How can Meridian Massage help with Frozen Shoulder?
Meridian massage uses pressure and stretching to release muscle tension, improve range of motion, and reduce pain. It can also be used to increase circulation.
What are the benefits of Meridian Massage?
There are many benefits of meridian massage, including:
Improved range of motion
Is Meridian Massage safe?
Yes, meridian massage is safe for most people. However, it is not recommended for people who are pregnant or have certain medical conditions, such as cancer or heart disease. If you have any concerns, please speak to your therapists before beginning treatment.
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Frozen shoulder is a condition that can be frustrating because it takes time to resolve. But with patience and persistence, most people are able to get their range of motion back. If you think you may have frozen shoulder, speak to us today! We can help you determine the best treatment plan for you.