We’ve already discussed what frozen shoulder is and how it can be treated. Today I’m going to share some tips and advice to reduce pain and hopefully speed up the healing process.
- Keep Moving Movement may feel uncomfortable but it’s really important that you stay mobile. Move your arm as much as you can tolerate. Try gently swinging your arms by your sides when you’re walking.
2. Don’t Panic
Frozen shoulder can be quite scary, especially in the early stages. Get a professional to assess your shoulder and work out what’s going on. If it is Frozen Shoulder, remember that it is treatable, and it will clear up sooner or later.
An ice pack on your shoulder will help to reduce inflammation and numb the pain.
Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen may also be useful for reducing pain. Make sure they are safe for you to take though – I suggest speaking to your GP or pharmacist.
5. Get treatment
Look at the available treatment options and get started. The sooner you take action the sooner you should be better.
Disclaimer: This article is for information only and does not constitute medical advice. Please see your GP, osteopath or other qualified professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
I use Niel-Asher Technique (NAT) and exercises to help Frozen Shoulder. Phone 020 8520 5268 to book an appointment.