- by Dr Kirti saini
- 2 Shares
- May 04 2018
Physiotherapy for frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder is a very common disorder that affects many people. It limits the movement and flexibility of shoulders making it stiff and can vary in intensity. If it is not too intense and serious, frozen shoulder can be treated by physiotherapy.
Do not forget to warm up your shoulders before doing the following exercises (you can do this by having a hot shower or warming your shoulders using a hot water bag), and do not overdo.
1.Cross body movement:
- Sit or stand with your spine erect.
- Use your good arm to lift the affected arm and bring it to horizontal level.
- Now bring it across your body to the other side, with the help of good arm.
- Pressurize gently and hold the position for 15-20 seconds.
- Stand in front of a table or shelf of about your chest height.
- With the help of your good arm, place the affected arm on top of the table/shelf.
- Now bend your knees so that your armpit opens and gets stretched.
- Do this exercise about 20 times a day.
- Lie down on a flat surface with both hands by your side.
- Raise the affected arm with the help of strong/good arm.
- Gently bring it to a vertical position and keep extending it backwards.
- Hold for 15-20 seconds and then repeat.
- Hold a towel behind your back with the affected hand.
- Now grab the other end of it with your good arm and bring the towel to horizontal position.
- Raise the towel with your strong hand so that the affected arm feels stretched upwards behind your back.
- Hold the position for a few seconds and do this exercise for about 20 times a day.
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