Home Remedies for Frozen Shoulder

Introduction

Frozen shoulder is a disorder that affects the joints of the shoulder. It is also called adhesive capsulitis. The shoulder is made up of three bones that are humerus, scapula, and clavicle. Shoulder capsule present near the joint which helps in movement of the shoulder.In the frozen shoulder, the capsule will become thick and it causes pain, stiffness, and difficulty in shoulder motion. This disorder generally occurs in aged people and more common in females than males. Here we are going to discuss some possible causes, symptoms of frozen shoulder and especially home remedies that help to get rid of frozen shoulder.Frozen Shoulder

Causes of Frozen Shoulder

  • Chest and breast surgery
  • Shoulder injury
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Parkinson’s disease

Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder

  • Pain in shoulder
  • Stiffness in shoulder
  • Pain in neck and elbow
  • Restricted movement of the shoulder
  • Tingling and numbness on shoulder

Home Remedies for Frozen Shoulder

1.Peppermint Oil

It is anti-inflammatory in nature that is why it is used for relieving the pain of shoulders. Massage peppermint oil on the shoulder is very helpful in preventing the frozen shoulder problem. It used to flavor various beverages and food.

2. Sesame Oil 

This oil contains some phenolic compounds and these compounds and anti-inflammatory in nature. Thus helps relieves shoulder pain and stiffness. Heat the sesame oil for some time camphor can be added in oil for better results. Sesame oil is also used for cooking.

3. Coconut Oil

It is very helpful in reducing inflammation and pain because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Coconut oil can be directly applied to the back it will increase the blood supply in the back and reduce pain and swelling. For better results, camphor is also added in oil. Coconut oil is edible so it can be added in various food items and used for cooking.

4. Garlic

It has anti-inflammatory properties so it helps in relieving the shoulder pain. Crush 4-5 cloves of garlic and mixed it with milk, add in food for enhancing taste and flavor or eat it in raw form.

5. Heat Therapy 

This therapy will increase the blood flow to shoulder and relax the shoulder muscles. It is a very effective home remedy for frozen shoulder. Heat therapy can be taken with the help of heat pads, hot towels, and hot water bottles.

6. Cold Therapy

This therapy is also known as cryotherapy. It will reduce the blood flow and reduce inflammation and relieve the pain. Cold therapy can be taken with the help of ice massage and ice baths. Use cold therapy for 15-20 minutes and repeat it 2-3 times in a day.

7. Epsom Salt

It is also known as magnesium sulfate is anti-inflammatory in nature. It is rich in magnesium and helpful in relieving shoulder pain. Add Epsom salt in warm water and use it for bathing. Repeat this thrice in a week.

Lifestyle Changes

  • Intake of an anti-inflammatory diet.
  • Avoid saturated fats and simple carbs.
  • Avoid Vata aggravating diet

1. Do Shoulder Strengthening Exercises that are

  • Pendulum stretch
  • Finger walk
  • Towel stretch
  • Armpit stretch

2. Yoga for frozen shoulder are

  • Arudasana
  • Ustrasana
  • PaschimNamaskarasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Bitilasana
  • Matyasana
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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