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Physical Therapy for Frozen Shoulder in NJ

What is frozen shoulder?

Adhesive capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder, is a condition in which the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight, causing pain and stiffness. Over time, the shoulder becomes very hard to move and can progress to a point where you are not capable of moving your shoulder the way you used to. The pain from frozen shoulder is often dull and aching and can interfere with your everyday activities. PT is one conservative treatment option for frozen shoulder, which can lower your pain level as well as improve your mobility over time.

What causes frozen shoulder?

The causes of frozen shoulder are still not fully understood. The condition may develop after a shoulder has been immobilized for a period of time due to surgery, a fracture, or another injury. Other medical conditions that may be correlated to or increase the likelihood of developing frozen shoulder include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Parkinson’s disease

What are the symptoms of frozen shoulder?

The symptoms of adhesive capsulitis may include the following:

  • Shoulder pain or aching
  • Shoulder stiffness that increases over time
  • Lowered shoulder mobility
  • Inability to perform tasks requiring the shoulder
  • Shoulder pain that disrupts sleep

Do I need PT for frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is often treated using physical therapy exercises that help improve shoulder mobility and reduce pain. We offer a variety of options for frozen shoulder treatment. Our team of physical therapists in Jersey City and Weehawken utilize a one-on-one approach to diagnosing, treating, and preventing recurrence of adhesive capsulitis.

If you are suffering from frozen shoulder, visit one of our Exchange Physical Therapy Group locations in Jersey City, Hoboken, or Weehawken. We are open six days a week and accept walk-ins so you can come in anytime. If you would prefer to schedule an appointment in advance, you can fill out the form on this page.

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