Experiencing ongoing pain and stiffness in your shoulder? Facing difficulties in doing your regular day to day activities like combing your hair and others due to your shoulder pain? Do you have a feeling that you can no longer move your shoulder freely as you did before? Then this may be due to a condition called Frozen shoulder. Many people get confused with frozen shoulder and Arthritis, but there is a huge difference between them. People with Diabetes and those who are recovering from stroke and others are at an increased risk of developing frozen shoulder. Though frozen shoulder is not serious, it takes a long time i.e. around one to 3 years to resolve itself. Homeopathy treatment for frozen shoulder works by relieving pain, stiffness and also by improving range of motion.
What is a Frozen shoulder?
Frozen shoulder, also referred as adhesive capsulitis is a condition which affects individuals shoulder joint and leads to symptoms like constant pain and stiffness in the shoulder. In frozen shoulder, the shoulder capsule (tissue surrounding our shoulder joint) becomes stiff and thick, due to which free movement of your shoulder is restricted. Frozen shoulder is mostly seen in people between age groups 40-60 and also is more common in women than in men. It mostly affects the single shoulder, but in rare cases can even affect both the shoulders.
Causes of Frozen shoulder
The precise cause of frozen shoulder is not clear yet, but it is believed that certain factors can raise your risk of developing frozen shoulder. Few risk factors for frozen shoulder include
• Age and gender
• Injury to shoulder
• Health conditions like Diabetes, heart diseases, Thyroid disorders, tuberculosis, Parkinson’s disease and so on.
Symptoms of Frozen shoulder
Major symptoms of frozen shoulder include pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion. People suffering from frozen shoulder go through 3 particular phases and faces some unique symptoms and severity
• Freezing Stage-
This is the beginning stage and people experience light to moderate pain while doing any shoulder movements. The pain gradually worsens especially at night times and this phase last from weeks to months.
• Frozen Stage-
your shoulder almost becomes immobile restricting the motion. Even though the pain begins to reduce during this phase, your shoulder still remains stiff and face difficulty in moving it. This phase usually remains for 6 to 12 months.
• Thawing Stage-
this is the last phase, the pain and stiffness get reduced and your shoulder movements improve. This phase remains for around 6 months to 2 years.
Homeopathy treatment for Frozen shoulder
Homeopathy for frozen shoulder is the best choice as it can treat the condition naturally without using any invasive procedures and pain killers. Homeopathy treatment for frozen shoulder uses natural remedies which are safe and side effects free. Dr J Lal Homoeopathy offers personalized constitutional homeopathy treatment for frozen shoulder and has treated several people suffering with it successfully. Along with homeopathic remedies, professional homeopaths at Dr J Lal Homoeopathy also suggest some joint exercises which help in controlling pain effectively and quickly.