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Frozen Shoulder Care at Abercrombie Chiropractic

person with shoulder painFrozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that occurs when the shoulder is dysfunctional for a prolonged period. The inflammation in the shoulder crystallizes, leading to limited shoulder motion and extreme pain.

The condition makes it difficult to lift your shoulder from your side or out in front of you as you experience excruciating pain. Patients with this condition can’t use their shoulder, and attempting to move it in any direction causes severe discomfort.

Causes and Challenges

The shoulder has a shallow cup on one end, where the ball of the arm sits, allowing it to rotate. The only thing attaching the shoulder to the spine is the collarbone—the rest relies on muscular balance. There are several muscles, including four main ones in the rotator cuff, that need to be balanced and strong. Any imbalance causes shoulder movements to become uneven, leading to abnormal movement, inflammation, clicking, popping, and grinding.

The condition is challenging to detect, as most people do not realize they have any inflammation or imbalance in the muscles. The shoulder’s range of motion becomes restricted over time, culminating in the shoulder becoming frozen and leading to extreme pain and discomfort.

Effective Care Options

At Abercrombie Chiropractic, we have been treating frozen shoulder with a great deal of success using Active Release Therapy (ART)®. We spend approximately four to six months continuously working on the muscles and range of motion, resulting in significant improvement.

The introduction of shockwave therapy has been highly effective in treating this condition by reducing inflammation and improving shoulder mobility. This non-invasive method penetrates deeper into the tissues, breaks up adhesions, and eliminates crystals, helping the body regenerate and control inflammation.

The time it takes for new patients to feel relief depends largely on the severity of the condition and the care protocol. ART alone may take up to four to six months to bring significant kk improvement. However, with shockwave therapy, one or two treatments per week for six weeks could provide relief within six to eight weeks.

Book an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing frozen shoulder symptoms, don’t let the condition worsen. Book an appointment today at Abercrombie Chiropractic, and take the first step toward regaining your shoulder function.



Frozen Shoulder Fremont, Danville CA | (510) 505-0505