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Taking a Multipronged Approach to Address Frozen Shoulder

older man showing shoulder painAlso known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. It is often caused by overuse or repetitive motion, which leads to the loss of mobility and range of motion.

What Are the Causes and Symptoms?

Frozen shoulder occurs when the musculature around the shoulder joint becomes tight and restricts movement. This can happen due to overuse, trauma, or perceived instability in the shoulder. Commonly seen in office workers and individuals involved in repetitive motions, frozen shoulder leads to discomfort and limited mobility.

The Role of Massage

Massage therapy plays a valuable role in addressing the muscular adhesions that cause compression in the shoulder joint. By targeting the muscles around the shoulder blades, shoulder joint, arm, and even the scalenes in the neck, massage helps to release tension and stimulate smaller stabilizing muscles. By loosening up the larger muscles, massage therapy aids in improving blood flow, promoting relaxation, and enhancing overall stability.

How Shockwave Therapy Can Help

shockwave wand on elbow

Shockwave therapy is another effective treatment option for frozen shoulder. Shockwave therapy increases blood flow and promotes tissue rehabilitation by delivering high-energy sound waves to the affected area. This non-invasive treatment helps break down scar tissue, reduce pain, and improve mobility. The combination of massage therapy and shockwave therapy offered at Spine Body Collective yields excellent results by further increasing blood flow and aiding muscle recovery.

The Benefits of Increased Blood Flow

Both massage therapy and shockwave therapy work by increasing blood flow to the affected tissues. Improved blood circulation brings essential nutrients, oxygen, and healing factors to the muscles, promoting their rehabilitation and overall health. The increased blood flow also helps break down scar tissue and adhesions, allowing the muscles to relax and function properly.

If you’re experiencing frozen shoulder let us help you thaw your condition and get back to what you love in life! Call Spine Body Collective today to book an appointment with our Centennial chiropractor Dr. Ryan Ronnebaum, or massage and bodywork therapist Kegan Bower!

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