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Getting The Cold Shoulder

As it's popular name suggests, the condition known as the "frozen shoulder" (adhesive capsulitis) involves significant loss in range of motion of the shoulder. 

This may be the result of inflammation, scarring, and thickening and shrinkage of the capsule that surrounds the normal shoulder joint. An injury to the shoulder can lead to frozen shoulder, including tendinitis, bursitis, and rotator cuff injury. Long-term immobility of the shoulder joint can also put people at risk for developing this severely limited shoulder mobility. Treatment usually requires physical therapy. Without aggressive treatment, a frozen shoulder can be permanent. A physical therapist can direct patients in a stretching and strengthening program, with the goal of maximizing the shoulder's range of motion and function. Frozen shoulder usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 60, and 70 percent of all cases occur in women. 

We know that frozen shoulder is just one of many conditions that can benefit from physical therapy. Our therapists can create an exercise plan tailored to your unique needs, whether you're struggling with frozen shoulder, arthritis, orthopedic problems, or back and neck injuries. We use photobiomodulation with THOR laser for musculoskeletal injuries. We can also help you recover from a surgery or bad fall. Call us at 949-429-3220 to make an appointment to get yourself back into good health. Our office is located at 27136 B. Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano.