Frozen shoulder is most common in your 40s to 60s. With great weather all of us are a lot more active, shoulder pain and strains are more common – partly because the shoulder is such a complex joint, with strong connective tissue and lots of muscles which allow movement in every direction.
What causes frozen shoulder?
Your shoulder joint is lined with a thin protective capsule. Doctors aren’t sure exactly why scar tissue can build up in the capsule causing your shoulder to freeze. It can be an accident or some cases it is thought to have an autoimmune element.
What can I do?
If you get shoulder pain, it’s important to move your shoulder in all directions several times a day to cut the risk of it stiffening up. Find a good remedial massage therapist who understands the pain of frozen shoulder is not just limited to the shoulder. The stresses caused by protecting a sore shoulder can go right down to your lower back muscles.
By Madison massage clinic
Disclaimer: This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions.