- The frozen shoulder is a variety of conditions that cause pain and limit the range of motion of the shoulder joint. Most commonly caused by inflammation of synovial tissue or thickening of synovial fluid, frozen shoulder occurs mainly in middle-aged people. In some cases, the pain associated with frozen shoulder can be severe enough to disturb a person's sleep; in others, patients cannot rotate the shoulder properly and have difficulty moving the affected arm out and away from the body.
The initial stages of care are aimed at reducing inflammation and increasing range of motion. Toward that end, various treatment methods have been devised, including anti-inflammatory drugs, ultrasound, heat, massage, and stretching and isometric exercises. Steroid injections and nerve blocks have also been employed at times, but the effectiveness of these therapies can vary greatly from patient to patient.
The acupuncture with shoulder range of motion exercises is very effective and standards in the treatment of frozen shoulder. The points are selected on the counter lateral leg (ST 36, ST 37, ST 39, LI 3), the same side leg (GB 34, SI 3, SI 9, SI 11, SI 12, LI 11, LI 15, GB 21) and head GV 21.
Shoulder problems has various kind of origins. If you have any problems around shoulder, ask Dr. Kim
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