Frozen (stiff) shoulders

Frozen (stiff) shoulders

Characteristics of the frozen shoulder diagnosis: The entire group of shoulder joint disorders is referred to as shoulder pain syndrome, colloquially called frozen shoulder. It is manifested by pain in the shoulder area with restricted mobility. Frozen shoulder syndrome includes the involvement of one or more soft structures in the shoulder joint: muscles, tendons, bursae, ligaments, joint capsule or glenoid labrum, which often has no direct relationship to the shoulder injury.

Frozen shoulder syndrome is caused by disorders of the rotator cuff muscles, inflammatory or degenerative involvement, inflammation of the joint capsule, primary disorder of the acromioclavicular joint, secondary changes in the cervical spine, and others. Severe chronic conditions of frozen shoulder syndrome lead to reflex fibrous contracture of the joint capsule. The mobility of the shoulder joint gradually decreases and results in frozen shoulder.

If the shoulder abduction is painful within a range of about 60-120 degrees, the patient has impingement syndrome, i.e. damage to the rotator cuff tendons or a compression in the subacromial space due to another reason (e.g. bursitis). In impingement syndrome, internal rotation is much more limited and painful than outer rotation, unlike frozen shoulder, where mobility is significantly limited in all directions.

Using magnetic therapy in frozen shoulder syndrome

The frozen shoulder syndrome is one of the main indications for Biomag low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy. The therapy is beneficial due to its analgesic, anti-swelling, anti-inflammatory and healing effects. It helps reduce pain, improve mobility, has anti-inflammatory effects and provides overall pain relief.

Application of magnetic therapy in frozen shoulder syndrome

For frozen shoulder syndrome, initially we preferably use treatment to manage pain at low frequencies of 4-6 Hz repeatedly on a daily basis, and once pain reduction is achieved, the treatment can be combined with regenerative programs from 25-50 Hz to prevent recurrence. Most commonly, the treatment is applied to the shoulder via a special applicator and to the cervical spine using a flat applicator.

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