Frozen Shoulder

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Frozen Shoulder: Use it or lose it – movement therapy to prevent the capsule from adhering too much too soon

“Frozen shoulder is difficult to define precisely, diagnose accurately, or treat effectively. It is more like a disease than most common musculoskeletal problems. It is a biological failure, not a biomechanical one. It is not a repetitive strain injury and probably a symptom of broader health problems.

The relationship between frozen shoulder and metabolic syndrome is clear. It is one of many conditions that fall short of frank, diagnosable autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, but are still obviously autoimmune in character and characterised by inflammatory over-reaction.

Despite many promises, there is no known effective treatment for frozen shoulder however range of motion can be preserved to some degree by early use-it-or-lose-it interventions, and the pain can be treated (which helps with the “using”).”

Thanks once again to Paul Ingraham for doing all the donkey work!

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