Thawing out a Frozen Shoulder - The Edinburgh Pilates Centre

Thawing out a Frozen Shoulder

Today I want to talk to you about frozen shoulder.

There’s nothing quite like the infuriating pain and discomfort of a frozen shoulder. A frozen shoulder, also called ‘adhesive capsulitis’, results in reduced movement and can be so painful that it can disturb sleep. If you’re suffering from a frozen shoulder, the first port of call should always be your doctor as it can be incredibly painful.

Frozen shoulder can be a terrible problem, and it’s important to take the time to work out the cause of the problem, then remedy it. It may be that you have repetitive habits of movement because of your job (for example, if you’re a frozen shouldernurse you might find yourself favouring one side of your body when moving patients, placing strain on your shoulder). Or you may be experiencing tightness along the spine from a desk-bound job and poor posture.

It’s also not enough to simply treat the initial problem. There may be additional imbalances in the body along the tendons and ligaments, especially if you’ve suffered from it for a while, as you’ll have been compensating for the lack of movement. Regular Pilates practice brings bodies back to balance, by treating your body as a whole.

Frozen shoulder is where a gym-based Pilates class won’t be able to give you the results you need. When treating a condition like this, it is crucial that your posture is assessed by a professional teacher, and tailored exercises are prescribed for your condition, your lifestyle and your posture.

Don’t suffer any longer. If you have any queries about whether Pilates practice is right for you, get in touch.

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