For frozen shoulder, since you will only be in the physical therapy clinic for 2-3 hours per week, on your second visit, your therapist will give you exercises to complete at home (HEP—Home Exercise Program). This will allow to you take some of your recovery into your own hands and regain your shoulder strength and range of motion more quickly.
For frozen shoulder, at your first visit to physical therapy, you will undergo a full evaluation to assess your shoulder range of motion and strength. Your therapist will create a program of therapeutic exercises and stretching to address any areas of deficit.
A normal physical therapy session for frozen shoulder may look like the following:
- 10’ moist heat pack application for shoulder joint and musculature warm up
Beverly Waddell is a patient at our Shelbyville clinic. She was officially diagnosed with frozen shoulder. It occurred as she was trying to get down on her hands and knees, and unfortunately, she slipped while getting down. She fell directly on her shoulder, jamming it into the ground. She dealt with the pain for about 4-6 months,
Frozen Shoulder, technically known as adhesive capsulitis, occurs secondary to inflammation and thickening of the fibrous joint capsule of the glenohumeral joint. The glenohumeral joint includes the head of the humerus and the concave glenoid fossa of the scapula. The inflammation and thickening of the glenohumeral capsule causes it to adhere down to the humeral head,
Alene Edmonson is a patient in our Spring Hill clinic. She suffers from Osteoarthritis that has caused left hip pain and degenerative disc disease in her back. Alene used to play piano, guitar, and even the accordion, but the arthritis has made it very difficult to continue with those hobbies. It has also made it where it’s hard to close her hands tightly/completely,
Osteoarthritis is an inflammation in the joints that can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness. It can affect one or more joints at a time. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage of a joint begins to breakdown over the years and causes bone on bone friction in the joint. Physical Therapy is a good way to begin treatment of Arthritis to learn the proper stretches and techniques of strengthening exercises to avoid further injury or irritation.
Arthritis is a condition where joints become stiff, inflamed, and painful. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA). The cartilage in the joints breaks down as we age due to wear and tear which can leave some joints with bone on bone contact.
The best treatment for arthritis is movement, along with pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medication if needed.
There are many types of arthritis, but for the purpose of this article we’ll discuss the most common, Osteoarthritis (also known as OA). OA is a joint disease that most often affects middle-age to elderly people and can involve the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments, and bone of the joint.
This arthritis tends to occur in the hand joints,
A ruptured or herniated disk can cause pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness down legs or arms depending on the location of the disk affected. This happens when the center of the disk pushes through the tough outer layer at a weak spot and causes compression against the spinal nerves.
Once Physical Therapy is initiated,
A ruptured or herniated disk is when the center of the disk (nucleus) pushes through the outer layer and presses against the nerves. This can cause back pain that may radiate down legs as well. If surgery is not required as treatment for a ruptured disk, then Physical Therapy is prescribed by the Physician.