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Frozen Shoulder, known in the medical community as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that leads to a painful loss of range of motion in the shoulder joint. It causes persistent shoulder pain, inflammation and stiffness in the connective tissue of the shoulder.
Frozen shoulder causes the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint to contract and form scar tissue, which causes a painful restriction in range of motion. The condition is known to gradually worsen over time. These persistent symptoms can make daily tasks extremely painful and challenging.
However, if diagnosed early,
there is a non-invasive chiropractic treatment that offers outstanding results. There is zero downtime for recovery and no rehabilitation required.
Dr. Porterfield is one of a very few Chiropractors in the country that has trained on a specialized frozen shoulder technique that improves the range of motion to your shoulder in just a matter of minutes.
Dr. Porterfield thoroughly examines every patient’s shoulder joint and their medical history. While no two frozen shoulders are the same, the goal of our non-invasive treatment is always the same – pain-free shoulders and a renewed range of motion! We want our frozen shoulder patients to make a full recovery and take back control of their lives.
Usually completed in about an hour, patients are always surprised at how quickly they experience an increase in mobility.
We know, it sounds too good to be true. Every patient we work with is skeptical at the start of the conversation. They find it hard to trust that their pain and lack of mobility can be improved in a matter of minutes.
That is exactly why Dr. Porterfield dedicated himself to training for this specialized frozen shoulder treatment. It’s incredibly satisfying for our entire staff to see patients experience relief and regain over 90% of their range of motion.
It just takes a short evaluation with Dr. Porterfield to determine if a patient is a good candidate for the technique.
It’s so easy to take our bodies for granted. We don’t realize how much we use our shoulders until everyday movements cause pain. It can be painful to reach for the top shelf, pick up a child, or just wash your hair. Does this sound familiar?
You might be surprised to learn that your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. The downside to that mobility is that shoulders are vulnerable to a wide range of injuries. It could be from an abnormal movement you made, an athletic injury, an accident. Sometimes patients say they aren’t even really sure when the pain began.
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it’s time to talk with a medical professional:
Shoulder pain and abnormal motion in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. Even shoulder injuries that start off being quite subtle can develop into major issues when left untreated
Many people over 40 experiencing shoulder pain may believe they have a rotator cuff issue, or the start of arthritis. Their misconception leads them to put off getting a diagnosis to avoid surgery or long-term physical therapy. In reality, many people are unknowingly suffering from a condition called frozen shoulder.
Delaying a proper diagnosis and treatment can lead to lifelong, debilitating issues.
Surgery and long-term physical therapy are not always required, depending on a proper diagnosis.
Contact Porterfield Family Chiropractic to learn more about the options for frozen shoulder available to you in Valparaiso.