The causes of frozen shoulder are not fully understood.
The process involves thickening and contracture of the capsule surrounding the
Frozen shoulder occurs much more commonly in individuals
with diabetes, affecting 10 percent to 20 percent of these individuals. Other
medical problems associated with increased risk of frozen shoulder include:
hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson's disease, and cardiac disease or
Frozen shoulder can develop after a shoulder is
immobilized for a period of time. Attempts to prevent frozen shoulder include
early motion of the shoulder after it has been injured.
- Pain due to frozen shoulder is usually dull or aching. It
can be worsened with attempted motion. The pain is usually located over the
outer shoulder area and sometimes the upper arm.
- The hallmark of the disorder is restricted motion or
stiffness in the shoulder. The affected individual cannot move the shoulder
normally. Motion is also limited when someone else attempts to move the
shoulder for the patient.
Frozen shoulder will generally get better on its own.
However, this takes some time, occasionally up to two to three years. Treatment
is aimed at pain control and restoring motion.
Main Functions of Ares Kinesiology Tape
- Relieves pain and
circulation and lymphatic flow via superficial activation while reducing
- Corrects muscle
function through reduction of muscle tension and strengthening of the weakened
misalignment of joints
body to homeostasis.
with the body to allow and increase normal range of motion
normalize length/tension ratios to create optimal force
and improve tissue recovery
epidermal tissue homeostasis
inflammation and pressure on mechanical receptors