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Frozen Shoulder Treatment in Oak Creek

What Is Frozen Shoulder?

old man showing shoulder painMedically known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. The condition involves inflammation and a “stuck” sensation, making shoulder movements difficult and sometimes excruciating. This stiffness can range from minor restrictions to severe limitations where the shoulder feels almost completely immovable.

Frozen shoulder typically affects those 40 and older, particularly women, develops slowly, and may improve over a year or more.

Causes and Diagnosis

While there’s no distinct cause of frozen shoulder, sometimes there is neurological involvement where the nerves that control the muscles around the shoulder are irritated. The condition also could be related to stress.

To make a diagnosis, your chiropractor will perform a comprehensive shoulder evaluation to confirm the presence of adhesive capsulitis and to rule out other potential causes of shoulder pain.

Treatment Options

Treatment for frozen shoulder focuses on restoring joint mobility and reducing pain. Common therapies include:

Adjustments and Mobilization: Chiropractic adjustments can optimize nerve supply to the shoulder, complemented by manual therapies to improve joint articulation.

Laser Therapy: This powerful and effective modality involves using specific wavelengths of light to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and alleviate pain.

Electrical Stimulation: Also known as e-stim, this therapy helps to reduce muscle spasms and pain temporarily, helping make daily activities more manageable.

Exercises and Long-Term Management

To help a patient regain shoulder mobility, we also offer range of motion exercises and stretching. Treatment progress can vary; some patients may experience quick improvement, while others may need several weeks to months of consistent therapy, especially if there are complicating factors such as cervical spine degeneration.

Take That First Step Toward Relief

If you are experiencing symptoms of frozen shoulder, contact Oak Creek Relief & Wellness today. Let’s thaw that shoulder and help you return to what you love.


Frozen Shoulder Treatment Oak Creek, Racine, Franklin, and Caledonia WI | (414) 761-5777