Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently asked questions.
Q: Heat or ice for my frozen shoulder?
Heat is the your best friend both for reducing the pain and healing the
frozen shoulder. It increases blood circulation and relaxes your
muscles. When used well, it is a big part of the treatment. Many of the
physio-therapies for frozen shoulder are heat therapies in different
forms. Keeping your shoulder warm and staying out of wind
are key to cure your frozen shoulder. You can use a heating pad
on your shoulder for long stretch of time, while you are working on
computer, reading or watching TV. You can even have a heating pad on
low all night long.
used for a fresh and brand new injury for short period time like 10 ~
15 minutes each session. It should be used during the first 24 hours
after the incidence. It is good for stopping the swelling, numbing the
pain and preventing further injury. In the case of frozen
shoulder, if it is somehow related to a injury, it is probably an
old one. There is no need for ice. While having frozen shoulder, if you
over exercise or hurt your shoulder somehow, you can use ice to
stop the initial swelling. After a day or two, you should get off the
ice and get back on heat since ice restricts the blood flow and tense
up your muscles.
Q: How much exercise is just right?