HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR FROZEN SHOULDER
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years.
Your risk of developing frozen shoulder increases if you're recovering from a medical condition or procedure that prevents you from moving your arm — such as a stroke or a mastectomy
Causes -- The bones, ligaments and tendons that make up your shoulder joint are encased in a capsule of connective tissue. Frozen shoulder occurs when this capsule thickens and tightens around the shoulder joint, restricting its movement.
Doctors aren't sure why this happens to some people, although it's more likely to occur in people who have diabetes or those who recently had to immobilize their shoulder for a long period, such as after surgery or an arm fracture.
Symptoms-- Frozen shoulder typically develops slowly, and in three stages. Each stage can last a number of months.
Freezing stage. Any movement of your shoulder causes pain, and your shoulder's range of motion starts to become limited.
Frozen stage. Pain may begin to diminish during this stage. However, your shoulder becomes stiffer, and using it becomes more difficult.
Thawing stage. The range of motion in your shoulder begins to improve.
For some people, the pain worsens at night, sometimes disrupting sleep.
Risk factors-- Certain factors may increase your risk of developing frozen shoulder.
Age and sex
People 40 and older, particularly women, are more likely to have frozen shoulder.
Immobility or reduced mobility
People who've had prolonged immobility or reduced mobility of the shoulder are at higher risk of developing frozen shoulder. Immobility may be the result of many factors, including:
· Rotator cuff injury
· Broken arm
· Recovery from surgery
People who have certain diseases appear more likely to develop frozen shoulder. Diseases that might increase risk include:
· Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
· Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
· Cardiovascular disease
· Parkinson's disease
Hmoeopathic remedies are very effective for frozen shoulder and it gives a permanent cure. Some of the important remedies are given below.
FERRUM METALLICUM 30-- Ferrum metallicum is one of the top Homoeopathic medicines for frozen shoulder. There is pain and stiffness in the shoulders along with swelling are predominant. The patient complains that he is unable to raise his arms as he feels he has no power left for any movement. He could also have violent pain in the shoulder and muscles on both sides of the shoulder could exhibit violent pain that travels along the arm. The patient feels boring or pinching pain.
RHUS TOXICODENDRON 30-Rhus tox is an excellent remedy for frozen shoulder with pain and stiffness in between shoulders. The patient feel that the pain is relieved by moving or even when he lies on a hard platform but it gets worse when he sits. There is stiffness in the base of the neck with pain that feels as if the skin is being torn. The forearm and arm of the patient also have pain and they feel weak and paralysed. There is great stiffness that comes after rest and in the morning.
RUTA GRAVEOLENS 30-Ruta graveolens is effective in frozen shoulder due to tendon strain and sprains . The patient complains of pain in the neck that is relieved by lying on the back as it applies pressure. The patient feels that the pain is so violent as if his shoulder is getting torn. Or that the shoulder feels bruised as if he has had an injury. When you come across such symptoms, Ruta can be relied on to cure them.Ruta also cures frozen shoulder after injury or after bruises . In some cases, people complain of frozen shoulder after an injury or after bruises .
CAUSTICUM –Causticum is prescribed when pain especially in the left shoulder occurs with numbness. Contracted tendons with tearing in the shoulder joints and weakness. Better by warmth , especially of bed
CALCAREA PHOS 30-Calcarea phos is prescribed for frozen shoulder when there is pains in shoulder and arm, with swelling of the affected part. There is ulcerative pain especially in roots of finger nails of right hand and in middle finger.
MAGNESIUM CARBONICUM 30-Magnesium carb is another effective remedy for frozen shoulder with tearing pain in shoulders as if dislocated . Right shoulder is more affected , cannot raise it.
SYPHILLINNUM 10M-Syphillinum is used as an intercurrent remedy.