The program of shock wave therapy of the frozen shoulder is developed after clinical differentiation of the diseased tendons and after carrying out diagnostic tests using imaging methods (USG, X-ray, MRI). Thanks to the treatment sessions, there is a quick reduction of pain and tissue regeneration, thanks to which the treatment eliminates the symptoms and causes of a frozen shoulder.
As research and our experience show, the best treatment results are achieved by combining shock wave therapy with traditional rehabilitation (manual therapy, kinesiotaping).In the case of this condition, try to keep the shoulder moving – even if it is only a slight swinging movement. NOTE – if using the shoulder is very painful, it should ONLY be done under the guidance of a physiotherapist or doctor.
What is shoulder arthritis and what are its causes?
Pain in the shoulder joint is a fairly common ailment, most often caused by overload or traumatic changes. Although in many cases the symptoms disappear spontaneously, without the need for advanced treatment, there is a risk that they will develop an inflammatory process. In the case of inflammation of the shoulder joint, the infection may involve all the structures that build it, including: bone elements and cartilage, joint capsule, ligaments or tendons.
Inflammation of the shoulder usually takes the form of post-traumatic arthritis, but an injury is not the only cause of the problem. Shoulder joint inflammation also occur as a result of:
- infections with bacteria or viruses through open wounds on the body or in the course of infectious diseases;
- rheumatoid arthritis;
- psoriatic arthritis;
- juvenile idiopathic arthritis;
- immune system disorders;
- inflammatory diseases, e.g. of the intestines.
- Inflammation may be chronic, subacute or acute.
Inflammation of the shoulder joint – symptoms not only include shoulder pain. The most characteristic symptom of inflammatory shoulder problems is acute shoulder pain that increases with the development of the infection. The joint is swollen, red and warm, and the pain becomes even more acute when touched. It is typical to limit the range of motion of the limb and feel the shoulder stiff when waking up. The patient may also experience systemic symptoms – increased body temperature, muscle pain or decreased appetite.
It is best to see an orthopedist or rheumatologist with symptoms of shoulder joint inflammation. After an interview and examination of the sick shoulder, the specialist will determine what the treatment should look like. If necessary, he or she may order an ultrasound or X-ray, as well as blood tests to finally confirm the diagnosis and determine which type of microbes is responsible for the infection.