What Is Frozen Shoulder


What Is Frozen Shoulder?

Adhesive Capsulitis

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.

When diagnosed early, our non-invasive chiropractic treatment offers outstanding results.

Most patients see results in their first visit.

There is zero downtime for recovery and no rehabilitation required.

Frozen Shoulder Symptoms

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it’s time to talk with a medical professional:

  • Shoulder pain that lasts for more than a week
  • Shoulder pain that goes away and then returns frequently
  • Difficulty raising your arm above your head
  • Trouble or pain when carrying objects
  • Pain in the shoulder joint that becomes more pronounced in the evening
  • Bruising or swelling
  • Unusual snapping or clicking sensations in the shoulder joint during movement


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.

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