Frozen shoulder can occur when an injury causes pain and a person or athlete stops using the arm. Within a short period of a few weeks the shoulder can become very stiff and painful with scar tissue. In a small number of patients a frozen shoulder can occur for no reason at all without any injury.
According to SportsMedInfo.net contributor, Vic Goradia, patients with type 2 diabetes and thyroid problems are more likely to develop a frozen shoulder. In his article on Common Shoulder Problems, Dr. Goradia says, “In most cases patients can be treated with a cortisone shot and stretching exercises with a physical therapist. If the shoulder continues to stay frozen, some patients will need a manipulation of the shoulder or arthroscopic removal of scar tissue.”
The Frozen Shoulder Workbook: Trigger Point Therapy for Overcoming Pain & Regaining Range of Motion
Basically, frozen shoulder is a rather generic name for a syndrome that can mean several joint and tendon-related symptoms. Symptoms are a loss of motion and pain in the shoulder and upper arm. It is most often observed in women between the ages of forty and sixty.
What this book is about – Trigger Point Therapy
This book tackles the issue from an unexpected perspective. It focuses on self applied Trigger Point Therapy which can bring real and lasting relief. It is a gentle massage technique, manual therapy, that targets localized areas of tenderness in soft tissue. This simple, manual technique relieves pain, restores range of motion and can significantly shorten recovery time.
The book outlines a thorough approach to what is called myofascial pain in the shoulder region and provides multiple treatment strategies to address the clinical variations that are seen. This is a book for those who’ve been to the doctors, had the shots and found they still hurt. Keep in mind that Trigger point Therapy is not acupressure therapy. And it is very different from any treatment you have likely had including physical therapy.
The book has pictures and hand-holding instructions to illustrate the technique.
About the Author
While the author does not have medical credentials, Clair Davies does an excellent job of simplifying a complex problem dissecting the issues so you can target that which works best for you. For under $20, you can get rid of a debilitating problem. The author has been positively reviewed and complimented by doctors and the book is a result of having found a solution to his own nagging frozen shoulder problem.
There is a forward about basic shoulder anatomy at the beginning, basic information that is ultimately crucial to pinpointing the cause of your frozen shoulder and improving your ROM, range of motion.
Have some patience
You have to read this with the understanding that you have to have some knowledge of your condition and the underlying anatomy before you can appropriately apply the therapy. Some would rather just take a drug. And for those, this just isn’t going to be the resource although it may become so after a few more unsuccessful tries at a cure or pain relief.
The other book this author has written, The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, is also an excellent resource on a very valuable technique.