Frozen Shoulder Treatment Options

By October 7, 2011General

At Bright STAR Physical Therapy, we have many patients who have been diagnosed with Frozen Shoulder.

What is a frozen shoulder?

A frozen shoulder is a shoulder joint with significant loss of its range of motion in all directions. The range of motion is limited not only when the patient attempts motion, but also when the doctor attempts to move the joint fully while the patient relaxes. A frozen shoulder is also referred to as adhesive capsulitis.

What causes a frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is the result of inflammation, scarring, thickening, and shrinkage of the capsule that surrounds the normal shoulder joint. Any injury to the shoulder can lead to frozen shoulder, including tendinitis, bursitis, and rotator cuff injury. Frozen shoulders occur more frequently in patients with diabetes, chronic inflammatory arthritis of the shoulder, or after chest or breast surgery. Long-term immobility of the shoulder joint can put people at risk to develop a frozen shoulder.

Our physical Therapists have an aggressive treatment plan to help treat and relieve frozen shoulder pain. Call us today for more information (818)343-3900 or (661)259-6010 or visit our website at

For your convenience we have several offices located in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley.


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