Light Therapy Helping to Alleviate the Pain of Frozen Shoulder the Natural Way!
By Hilary Lex
Frozen Shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition that limits range of motion in the shoulder joint. As range of motion decreases, the joint thickens and over time scar tissue starts to build up. Most people first become aware that they have a frozen shoulder when it begins to feel stiff. Over time with restricted movement, the shoulder capsule thickens and tightens, and for many, it can become very disabling, affecting many aspects of their day to day life. On top of this, it is often excruciatingly painful, as well as physically and mentally exhausting.
What are some of the causes of frozen shoulder?
- Post injury
- Hormonal imbalances, eg. Thyroid Disorder
- Disease, eg. Diabetes, Heart Disease
- Post stroke
- Often associated with conditions such as Bursitis and Tendonitis
Traditional treatment plan for frozen shoulder
- Pain medication (NSAID’s)
- Heat packs
- Stretching exercises
- Cortisone injections
- Will sometimes heal on its own, but this can be a long and painful process
Using Low Level Laser Therapy to Treat Frozen Shoulder
Low Level Laser Therapy, also known as Cold Laser Therapy uses light to boost the body’s natural healing ability in response to pain, inflammation, swelling and muscular spasm, whilst at the same time increasing oxygen to sick and injured cells.
When laser is applied to the skin, light is absorbed by damaged cells. This triggers a reaction in the mitochondria (the powerhouse of our cells) to produce more energy, as well as stimulating the body’s immune system, and increasing blood supply to the damaged cells.
The important thing is that not only does it treat the presenting symptoms, but it also treats the underlying cause, meaning the results are effective and long lasting!
Why choose Low Level Laser Therapy?
- Reduces pain
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces swelling
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces muscular spasms
- Speeds up wound healing
- Improves neurological functioning
- Enhances the body’s natural healing process
- Drug free therapy