Frozen Shoulder

Do you struggle with restricted shoulder movement and chronic pain?

Frozen Shoulder, or Adhesive Capsulitis, is a common condition causing stiffness and discomfort. Dr. George Hardas, a leading chiropractic specialist in Sydney is here to help you regain mobility and live pain-free.

Understanding Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis

Frozen Shoulder is a condition where the shoulder joint capsule thickens and tightens, leading to stiffness and reduced range of motion. This often results in chronic pain, making everyday activities difficult. The condition typically progresses through three stages:

  1. Freezing stage: Shoulder pain increases gradually, and range of motion starts to decrease.
  2. Frozen stage: Pain may lessen, but stiffness remains, and daily activities become challenging.
  3. Thawing stage: Range of motion gradually improves, and pain subsides.

Symptoms and Causes

The main symptoms of Frozen Shoulder include:

  1. Gradual onset of shoulder pain: Pain may begin as a mild ache and progressively worsen over time.
  2. Stiffness and limited range of motion: You may find it difficult to perform tasks like reaching overhead or fastening a seatbelt.
  3. Intense pain during movement: Sudden or forceful shoulder movements can cause sharp pain.

Common causes of Frozen Shoulder include:

  1. Immobilization after surgery or injury: Prolonged inactivity can lead to stiffness and tightness in the shoulder joint.
  2. Age: Frozen Shoulder is more common in individuals over 40 years, as the shoulder joint naturally loses flexibility with age.
  3. Medical conditions: Diabetes, heart disease, and thyroid disorders can increase the risk of developing Frozen Shoulder.

Who Does It Affect?

While Frozen Shoulder can affect anyone, it’s more common among women and people over 40. Additionally, individuals with diabetes, heart disease, or thyroid disorders have a higher risk of developing the condition. Hormonal changes during menopause may also contribute to an increased prevalence in women.

Prognosis and Treatment Benefits

The prognosis for Frozen Shoulder is generally positive, with most patients regaining full mobility within 1-3 years. However, with proper chiropractic treatment from Dr. George Hardas, you can significantly shorten recovery time and minimize pain.

Our treatment offers the following advantages:

  1. Non-invasive, drug-free therapy: Chiropractic care focuses on manual adjustments and physical therapy, reducing the need for medications or surgery.
  2. Customized treatment plans: Dr. George Hardas will develop a tailored plan to address your unique needs and goals.
  3. Improved mobility and pain reduction: Treatment may include stretches, exercises, and joint manipulation to alleviate pain and restore movement.
  4. Faster recovery time: With consistent care, many patients experience a quicker return to their normal activities.

Take Action Today

Don’t let Frozen Shoulder hold you back any longer. Trust Dr. George Hardas, a leading chiropractic specialist in Sydney, to guide you on the path to recovery. Contact us now to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards reclaiming your mobility. Experience the benefits of our expert treatment and start living a pain-free life today.