In this stage, the pain gradually worsens. As this occurs, your shoulder loses its range of motion. This stage typically lasts from 6 weeks to 9 months.
While the pain may be somewhat subdued, the stiffness in the shoulder lingers. This uncomfortable stage lasts anywhere from 4 to 6 months and can greatly hamper your daily activities.
Aptly named, this stage brings motion back into the shoulder joint. While you can’t always expect a full recovery, alleviation could come in 6 month up to 2 years.
While the definite causes of Frozen Shoulder are not fully known, doctors have narrowed down three major pre-existing conditions that can ultimately leave a person at a much higher risk of developing it. Diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Parkinson’s can all lead to Frozen Shoulder forming. In simpler cases, anyone who had limited mobility in the shoulder area previously-from fractures or surgical procedures- may be more susceptible as well.
The good news is that Frozen Shoulder treatment can be administered without surgery 90% of the time through physical therapy. Shoulder conditions are just one of the focuses at Physical Therapy Experience. Our special exercise regimens, backed by the latest equipment, are specially designed to alleviate any discomfort you’re experiencing- all in a quiet, relaxing environment. Simple stretches and shoulder rotations are just a couple of methods you can expect from our dedicated professionals. If you find yourself relating to any of the above symptoms, don’t delay! You can contact both of our convenient office locations in both Smithtown, New York and Oceanside, New York to schedule an appointment today.