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Treatment of Frozen Shoulder
Conventional treatments include pain-killers, anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections and surgery. It is my opinion that pain medications, used correctly, can lead to faster healing due to greater compliance with exercises, however cortisone injections should be used with caution (it is generally advised that no more than three be given into any one joint as it can lead to degeneration of joint cartilage). Surgical options must be considered on a case-by-case basis, as any surgery will leave further scarring.
Acupuncture can be very affective in treating frozen shoulder and associated problems, however the most successful recoveries I have seen occurred when treatment included massage and assisted stretches, gentle daily exercises (as prescribed by a physiotherapist), and heat before and during the treatment. Other therapies such as cupping, gua sha, moxibustion and the use of warming liniments may also aid recovery.