FROZEN SHOULDER: As the weather gets colder, we can help with frozen shoulder.

As the weather gets colder, Dr. Wayne Gordon can help with frozen shoulder. Frozen Shoulder syndrome is also known as Adhesive Capsulitis. The condition can affect anyone, but it most commonly affects women between the ages of 40 to 60. Based on statistics, Ponte Vedra is a prime breeding spot for Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. I feel like Ponte Vedra is fortunate because at Gordon Family Chiropractic we are trained to help alleviate and resolve adhesive capsulitis. Chiropractic has been found to be one of the safest and most effective ways to treat Frozen Shoulder Syndrome.

There is no definitive answer as to why adhesive capsulitis comes on seemingly out of nowhere, but there is a treatment protocol that is effective. The condition starts with a very painful phase combined with limited shoulder range of motion. The pain can be very intense at night while trying to get sleep. This phase may last the same duration as the average pregnancy. The second stage is less painful, but the shoulder may be completely locked or “frozen.” This stage can last as long as a year. The final stage is the “thawing” phase. The shoulder generally will move again, but arthritic changes may have set in by that point. Left to run its course, it might take 4 or 5 years to self resolve.

VERY SIMPLE therapeutic changes can speed up the healing and bring about resolution of the extremely painful condition. Chiropractic adjustments help to undo the adhesions. The chiropractic treatment can include manual therapies, manipulation, mobilization, and passive therapies to restore the motion to the sternoclavicular, acromioclavicular, glenohumeral, and scapulothoracic articulations, or more commonly, the shoulder girdle. Dietary advise will also help to reverse the negative reactions. Targeted exercises are also part of the overall treatment process offered at Gordon Family Chiropractic in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

When you think of frozen shoulder, you may not think of your chiropractor in Ponte Vedra, but you should. In Ponte Vedra Beach, I know of no physical therapist, medical doctor, massage therapist, or chiropractor who can help the condition the way that we have at Gordon Family Chiropractic.

At Gordon Family Chiropractic, we don’t want you to miss playing golf or tennis in our beautiful Ponte Vedra community. As a local beach chiropractor, I don’t want you to miss sleep at night because of pain. Ponte Vedra, FL should be a place where everyone is active and healthy, a wellness community. If you know someone who is suffering, please have them call Gordon Family Chiropractic in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL so that we can help them return to a better life.