Developing frozen shoulder
Frozen Shoulder can be broken down into three phases:
Phase 1 lasts up to 9 months. Patients experience loss of shoulder and arm movement coupled with painfully sharp, catching muscle spasms which can occur for no apparent reason. You will also experience night-time pain, waking up with your shoulder aching and disturbing your sleep.
When you no longer suffer nightime pain, you know you are in phase 2 which lasts between 4-12 months. The acute pain subsides but the shoulder remains stiff and movement becomes even more limited, particularly external rotation.
Your shoulder becomes less stiff and there is an increase in your shoulders range of movement; however, stiffness remains and phase 3 can last 1-3 years.
If you try to ignore your Frozen Shoulder you can expect to experience stiffness and symptoms for up to 30 months.
By undertaking osteopathic treatment at The Village Osteopaths your Frozen Shoulder can be effectively treated using the Niel-Asher Technique, speeding up your recovery in a tenth of the time than if you left your Frozen Shoulder untreated.