Advanced Frozen Shoulder Treatments
We Have Helped Thousands of Clients Suffering From Shoulder Injuries END Their Pain and Recover From Debilitating Injuries For the Past 10 Years.
Over 92% of our Clients Have:
- Accelerated the Healing Rate of their Frozen Shoulder
- Greatly Reduced Inflammation Within their shoulder
- Decreased Their Frozen Shoulder Pain Quickly and Significantly
- Decreased the amount of Scar Tissue in the Shoulder (this is key!)
- Increased the Range of Motion (ROM) in their Shoulder Joint
- Reduced atrophy in their Shoulder Joint
- Decreased the Incidence of Overcompensation Injuries
...how did they do this?
By taking a comprehensive approach to address all facets of Frozen Shoulder, including inflammation, scar tissue build-up, and limited Range of Motion. Most importantly, these successful individuals utilized treatments at home, on a daily basis. This is critical, because the more frequent your treatments are, the faster you can overcome a Frozen Shoulder.
Many of these individuals also attended physical therapy sessions once or twice a week, and the combination of consistent home treatments and physical therapy resulted in a strong, successful outcome.
You wake up numerous mornings in a row with an active, pain deep within the shoulder. Perhaps this has been going on for weeks or even months now. This is an unusual pain - one that is not experienced with your typical muscle or soft tissue injury.
You are left pondering on what may have caused it - but can not recall any particular moment that stopped you in your tracks and made you say - "I just injured my shoulder"!
As you make an attempt to exit your bed, you are unable to maneuver your arm as the shoulder is very stiff and the range-of-motion is very limited. You crawl out of bed and your immediate instincts are to reach for pain medication from the closest source.
Now, you have thoughts racing through your head that bring about confusion and also concern.
- Did I injure my shoulder while sleeping?
- Should I contact my doctor immediately?
- How long will I have to deal with this pain?
When this scenario happens, consulting your doctor is definitely recommended because these are all signs of one of the more troubling shoulder ailments to deal with, that being... Frozen Shoulder.
Just doing simple, daily tasks becomes more and more of a challenge on a daily basis. Reaching for objects from a higher shelf, driving your car, washing your hair, grocery shopping, and especially sleeping suddenly become major chores.
What Exactly is Frozen Shoulder?
True frozen shoulder requires a physician to diagnose, and there are three major signs* for diagnosing this condition:
- Insidious shoulder stiffness
- Severe pain, even at night
- Nearly a complete loss of passive and active external rotation of the shoulder
Frozen Shoulder is the one more misunderstood musculoskeletal conditions. The common belief is that Frozen Shoulder is idiopathic in nature (meaning, it does have a true cause). While this may be true to a certain extent, there are a number of risk factors for developing the condition that people need to be aware of.
If you exhibit any of these Frozen Shoulder risk factors, then you need to increase your awareness of the condition and more importantly, take early steps to help prevent the condition from developing.
Risk Factors for Developing Frozen Shoulder
Approximately 20% of diabetics will develop one or more Frozen Shoulders during their lifetime. This compares to only 2% of the non-diabetic general population according to the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons. A ten times greater risk factor is truly significant.
While researchers are still trying to determine exactly why diabetics are prone to Frozen Shoulder, there are some theories with scientific backing that help to make the determination.
One theory involves the metabolism of glucose and its affect on collagen. First of all, collagen is one of the main building blocks of soft tissue such as ligaments and tendons. The ligaments stabilize the joint by holding the bones in place while tendons connect the muscles to the bone, allowing for proper muscle function and also greater stability of the joint.
As we know, diabetics are unable to properly metabolize glucose. A simple sugar that provides fuel for all cells in the body, glucose is critical for numerous metabolic functions.
In diabetics, it has been shown that glucose will attach itself to collagen tissue, in particular within the shoulder. While not fully understood why the shoulder is targeted, it does happen and the abnormal build-up of glucose on the collagen causes the shoulder to stiffen.
In a healthy body, collagen fibers normally move in concert with one another during movement of the muscle. In the case of diabetics, glucose binds the collagen fibers together (almost like a glue substance) and this limits the extensibility of the fiber.
This phenomenon is known as Glycosylation. The immobilization of the collagen fibers causes the shoulder to freeze and limit functional ability of the shoulder overall.
Age & Gender
Frozen Shoulder predominantly affects middle aged women between the ages of 40 and 60.
Trauma to Shoulder or Arm
Individuals who sustain a traumatic shoulder injury or undergo shoulder surgery are at risk for developing frozen shoulder.
Following these scenarios, the shoulder joint will be immobilized for a number of weeks. During this time, the body naturally makes an attempt to begin healing itself by producing a weak form of collagen (scar tissue) to help fuse the torn/cut tissue and to lay in place the foundation to heal.
Problems arise when the injured tissue (through immobilization) fails to receive the enhanced blood flow it needs to properly regenerate new, healthy tissue. As a result, the scar tissue continues to build to unprecedented levels.
Eventually, the accumulation of scar tissue will bond to healthy tissue within the joint capsule - and such bonds further restrict movement of the shoulder.
AutoImmune Disorders & Thyroid Issues
Hyperthyroid patients and those dealing with autoimmune disorders produce excess amounts of cytokines (chemical messengers) along with excess fibrous connective tissue - two factors that could lead to the development of Frozen Shoulder.
Cytokines play a pivotal role in the generation and management of immune and inflammatory responses. When produced in excess amounts, the body (and specifically, the immune system) are thrown into chaos.
What results is an abnormal immune response of the body against cells and tissues found throughout the body, including the shoulder. In essence, the immune system can not differentiate between normal and abnormal substances and sets itself on a course of self-destruction. Over time, the shoulder joint capsule can slowly weaken and break down, leading to stiffness and general weakness of the shoulder.
What is interesting is that one portion of the immune system is attacking the body while other segments of the immune system will attempt to heal the damage that is being done. The end result is an excess build-up of fibrous tissue that once again - bonds to healthy tissue and causes loss in range of motion - the Frozen Shoulder so to speak.
In addition, hyperthyroid suffers produce an excess amount of a thyroid hormone critical in the metabolic function of the body. When this happens, the body is unable to properly metabolize it and an autoimmune response ensues (inflammation and breakdown of healthy tissue).
On the other end of the spectrum, there is a segment of Frozen Shoulder sufferers who are hypothyroid - meaning their bodies do not produce enough of the thyroid hormone.
Hypothyroidism results from the thyroid gland being unable to make enough hormones, which causes many of the body's functions to slow down. Included is the ability of the body to remodel damaged muscle and connective tissue. The body lacks the fuel it needs to heal - resulting in a long recovery process, especially in the case of Frozen Shoulder.
These potential risk factors should be looked at immediately, no matter what stage of Frozen Shoulder you are in.
You need to strongly recognize that if left untreated or improperly treated, frozen shoulder will typically last about 24 months. You will suffer through three distinct phases (sometimes called "3 stages of frozen shoulder").
If certain simple measures are taken, recovery can be accelerated. * Nearly all patients recover from frozen shoulder, but many often recover with a permanently reduced Range of Motion (ROM).
* Dias R, Cutts S, Massoud S. Frozen shoulder. BMJ?: British Medical Journal. 2005;331(7530):1453-1456.
3 Stages of Frozen Shoulder
It is important to know the stage you are currently in, as there are contraindications dependent on each stage. Many people ask of us: "How Long Does Frozen Shoulder Last"? The answer is that it is different for everyone but it can often take up to two years to resolve. If certain measures are taken (as described further down the page), recovery can be accelerated. Nearly all patient recover from Frozen Shoulder, but many often recover with permanently reduced Range of Motion. Don't let this happen to you. The 3 phases of Frozen Shoulder are as follows:
- Freezing Stage - Significant Pain, Inflammation in the Joint Capsule, Reduced Range of Motion
Pain and stiffness build around the shoulder with nagging constant pain that worsens at night. Even though you take NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), they don't make any difference (as they do not address what is happening - a breakdown of tissue within the joint capsule and gradual build-up of scar tissue). This stage will last between 3 and 8 months.
- Frozen Stage - Scar Tissue is Very Significant and Range of Motion is Quite Limited. Movements are Painful to Attempt
In this stage, the pain has decreased but the stiffness does not go away. In fact, constriction in the shoulder increases greatly. Pain flares up when you move your arm near the extremes. External rotation ability is severely compromised. This stage will last between 4 months and 1 year.
- Thawing Stage - You Finally Begin to Regain Range of Motion Long Term
Assuming you have been focusing on treatments designed to address the source of Frozen Shoulder, you will eventually begin to "thaw" your Frozen Shoulder. Slowly but gradually, movement in the shoulder will return with a decrease in pain when utilizing movements. The stage will last from 4 months to 1 or more years
So many of our clients have achieved their goal of overcoming their frozen shoulder condition so quickly that it often even surprises us! The biggest key to their success is understanding their frozen shoulder disease (this includes getting a proper diagnosis, as misdiagnosis is common for the shoulder), learning what activities they should be undertaking, what activities they should be avoiding, and what treatment combinations they should be using.
Before YOU decide on a treatment path, an understanding on the three major stages of the healing process is critical. With the right knowledge and the right treatment options, you can accelerate your shoulder recovery without the fear of re-injury or setbacks (which unfortunately, happens to many people - we will explain why further down the page).
Steps for Treating Frozen Shoulder
Step 1: Reduce Pain & Inflammation
Inflammation is the body's natural response to a ligament, tendon, muscle (or ANY soft tissue) injury and is a normal part of the healing process - helping to reduce tissue infection in the early stages of injury. Swelling, pain, heat sensation, redness, and loss of function are the main symptoms experienced.
The combination of cold therapy and static compression is the gold standard in medicine for minimizing tissue damage and reducing inflammation in the acute stage of injury or activity. It serves as a critical bridge into next phase of the healing process.
Step 2: Enhance Blood Flow to the Shoulder Joint Capsule
Ligaments and tendons are considered dense soft tissue. As a result, they naturally receive quite limited blood flow and this is precisely why injuries to these tissues take so long to heal. The challenge is, how do you effectively increase blood flow to soft tissue?
- Rigorous exercise is out of the question as it will lead to further injury.
- Therapy & Massage can be helpful (depending on the injury), but only happen a few times a week at best. For frozen shoulder cases, better results were found with exercise than with intensive physiotherapy. link
It is through the blood the body carries the nutrients, oxygen, and antibodies the injured tissues need to repair and rebuild. Research shows that electromagnetic energy is a very effective treatment for stimulating blood flow to dense tissues such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and even cartilage. This dramatically improves the healing process.
The end result; you relax the blood vessels within the injured tissues and surrounding areas. The vessels will naturally expand and allow for more blood flow to reach the very tissues you are trying to heal. In addition, this process will help clear the area of toxins and excess fluid build up, thereby reducing inflammation.
Step 3: Recognize That Healing is a Process
With dedication, the right tools, and the right information - you will achieve your goal of a sustainable recovery while minimizing scar tissue growth and maximizing your range of motion. When it comes to frozen shoulder, our goal is to do everything we can to get rid of your condition as soon as possible while winding up with no loss of Range of Motion (ROM); remember that permanent loss of ROM is a common issue with frozen shoulder sufferers even after their frozen shoulder has completely healed. A combination approach of cold compression therapy, electro-magnetic therapy, stretches and proper support will give you the best chance of recovering fast, fully and without ROM loss. True, effective healing will differ from person to person, but we have witnessed that best results come from those that take a comprehensive, dedicated approach.
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Healing Solutions for Frozen Shoulder
or Shoulder Impingement
Now, if you have been living with the agony of a frozen shoulder, it is almost a sure thing that you are feeling discouraged and worn-out. Seemingly simple chores are now impossible such as grabbing a book off of a high shelf or even attaching your seat belt. The constant shoulder pain has no doubt interrupted your sleep, just adding to the overall long-term misery that this condition can bring on. Fortunately, with some of breakthrough products we have engineered, home medical treatment of frozen shoulder is easily attainable and now available to anyone who needs it.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that usually occurs in people over 40 years of age with the average age of occurrence at 56. If you suffer from diabetes, heart disease, connective tissue disorders or have had a stroke or an acute injury (ie. car accident) then you are more risk prone to contracting adhesive capsulitis.
Frozen shoulder is not uncommon - it can happen to anyone, but especially to someone over 40 years of age. Right now, there are thousands of doctors and physical therapists dealing with patients that require a solution to heal their injury as fast as possible. Maybe they are just patients that are unwilling to just take pain pills, lay in bed and wait or perhaps they are patients with extensive access to medical care with a great insurance plan. Even fortunate patients such as this have greatly benefited from boosting their PT and medical treatments with home therapies using the products we have recommended. Regardless of who you are or your reasons, if you want to be proactive about properly addressing your frozen shoulder condition and minimizing the negative impact it will have on your lifestyle, consider accelerating your therapy at home with Soft Tissue Repair Therapy through the use of a Shoulder T•Shellz Wrap®. We have many happy customers that have healed their injuries much faster than even they had hoped for and significantly reduced their pain during treatment and through the healing process.
The exact cause of a frozen shoulder condition is not known. However, it is widely believed that frozen shoulder is caused by inflammation of the joint lining which causes scar tissue to form around the joint. This scar tissue restricts movement in the shoulder causing it to 'freeze' and can be very painful. It is also believed that incomplete healing of a previous shoulder injury can lead to frozen shoulder as incomplete healing from the initial injury creates a build up of scar tissue and inflammation in the shoulder joint. This is why it is important to heal a soft tissue injury fully and completely - so it doesn't come back!
Soft tissue injuries like adhesive capsulitis can "flare up" over a long period of time unless treatment is properly addressed. A serious frozen shoulder condition will usually interrupt your sleeping patterns and this condition can also lead to back and neck pain as well as overall reduced movement in the upper body. This is a big problem for many patients when you are trying to heal this injury, as it can often mean you have to take time off from work. If this sounds like you, then you know how important it is to heal your frozen shoulder quickly and make sure it doesn't happen again when you get back to work.
"Frozen Shoulder" is the general medical description for a shoulder condition characterized by severely reduced range of motion. However, there is a substantial argument that frozen shoulder isn't a true medical diagnosis, as the cause of frozen shoulder is not well understood. (Simons, Travell and Simons 1999, pg.604) The general agreement among physicians is as follows: since your shoulder is "frozen", there must be adhesions (scar tissue) that are freezing up your shoulder joint accompanied by a lack of synovial fluid (synovial fluid is used for lubrication of the joint).
Many physicians, however, feel that causes of frozen shoulder are linked to myofascial trigger points associated with the muscles of the shoulder. As these trigger points cause greater and greater inflexibility in the muscles, the corresponding shoulder joint becomes locked into place over a series of months or even years. Once this has occurred, adhesions begin to form, as adhesions will not form until a joint becomes frozen. Following this line of thinking, in the early stages of frozen shoulder, more effort should be put toward treating trigger points within the muscles associated with the shoulder, allowing the joint to retain mobility and thus reduce the chance of adhesions forming in the joint. Just remember, you want to avoid the growth of adhesions in the shoulder; once you have adhesions, they are painful, keep the shoulder joint immobile, and are difficult to remove.
Trigger points are found solely in muscles and form as a local contraction of a small amount of muscle fibers within a larger muscle or muscle bundle. These small areas of contraction can pull on tendons and ligaments, which can then cause significant pain within a joint. Blood flow within these contracted areas is inhibited and indirectly from this, the trigger point is sustained or even worsened. Advanced trigger points in muscles associated with the shoulder can cause weakness in the joint and increasing lack of mobility (which can lead to frozen shoulder). If you have a chronic muscle pain or weakness in muscles associated with the shoulder, it may develop into adhesive capsulitis unless you deal with the underlying problems: trigger points in the muscles, muscle atrophy and lack of blood flow to the muscles.
Knowing how frozen shoulder comes about and treating the injury properly can provide you with your best chance of escaping a worsening frozen shoulder condition. Whether you already have a serious case of frozen shoulder or are trying to avoid it, know that the Shoulder T•Shellz Wrap® treatment therapy will provide you with a highly effective conservative treatment that you can use multiple times per day at home or office.
If you suspect you may have degraded shoulder mobility and/or muscle pain or weakness, the first thing to do is consult your physician; only your physician can give you a proper diagnosis and from this, determine a course of proper treatment. After seeking medical advice, your physician may recommend conservative treatment options - conservative treatment options for muscle (or any soft tissue) pain typically means rest, ice the injury, elevation of the injury and ingesting anti-inflammatory medication. (reference: 1, 2). If your physician has decided that your injury can be treated with conservative treatment options (this is usually the first thing they will try), then you will find that many of our customers have had great success treating themselves with our powerful conservative treatment products - the TShellz Wraps. If surgical intervention is required, talk with your physician about using these same products for post-surgery recovery as you will find them to be effective for reducing post-surgery inflammation, enhancing range of motion and reducing scar tissue growth.
Something You May Not Be Aware of:
the Body uses Blood to Repair Itself
Before we go further, it is important to understand that your body is capable of healing itself. This is why your physician will always try to opt for the conservative treatment first - usually, it works although it takes time to heal. Your blood flow carries oxygen and much needed nutrients to injured cells in the body while also flushing away toxins and waste at the same time. When you have reduced muscle mobility (as is the case with trigger points), however, there is not much blood flow in the injured area; inflammation and lack of joint movement reduce the flow of blood to the area. Further to this, if you are moving your injured muscle around you run a risk of increasing the severity of the injury via muscle strain. If there has been some healing, you could re-injure the muscle tissue all over again. Blood Flow - the natural healing process in your body needs assistance for such injuries because blood flow is greatly restricted when you are immobile. When treating muscle trigger points or a frozen shoulder joint, an effective therapy will increase blood flow to the injury while the joint is immobile. This increase in blood flow will accelerate the body's own ability to heal itself.
To Start Recovery, Re-injury of the Muscle Must be Avoided
It goes without saying that anyone suffering from a frozen shoulder should want to minimize their chance of worsening the condition, or re-injuring it once it has started to get better. Obviously, a worsening injury will delay the healing process, but what's worse is that every re-injury and additional healing cycle increases the amount of time that your shoulder is immobilized. Time is hard on an immobilized shoulder joint - you lose strength in the joint but worse than that, you lose the range of motion in your joint via atrophy (your flexible tendons, muscles and ligaments slowly shrink, decreasing joint elasticity). The more time that goes by with an immobile joint, the more likely adhesions will form and you will wind up with a chronic joint problem (long term injury with increasingly limited flexibility). Basically it means that your joint will not perform as well as it once did and it becomes more prone to injury again later on.
If you have a frozen shoulder, it's very important to heal it quickly and completely. Minimizing the healing time should be an obvious goal, as a chronic frozen shoulder will limit your ability to go about your daily routine for a long period of time. A seemingly small build up of trigger points in your shoulder muscles not properly cared for can lead to a chronic painful frozen shoulder condition that can persist for months or even years once adhesions begin to build.
To Stop from Getting Frozen Shoulder Again, You Need to Heal Completely!
Anyone in need of rapid recovery and complete healing must consider a comprehensive treatment plan that includes an effective means to minimize swelling and inflammation yet also stimulate healing and tissue elasticity. We have found no tool that can be used at home than A Deep Tissue Therapeutic Shoulder TShellz Wrap to increase Blood-flow to the frozen shoulder (STR Therapy Therapy) and increase the ability of these muscles to extend without tearing.
No matter who you are or your reasons, if you want to properly deal with your frozen shoulder and minimize the negative impact it will have on your lifestyle, you need to learn about AidMyFrozenShoulder's system utilizing Soft Tissue Repair Therapy (STR Therapy). If you are in the early stages of an injury or are dealing with persistent pain and inflammation, we would also suggest the use of a Cold Compress or Ice Pack to get the swelling and inflammation down.
Each of these Tools have been used successfully by thousands of shoulder injury sufferers - just like you. Now we explain why these tools are so effective at reducing healing times of a soft tissue shoulder injury. If you want to heal your frozen shoulder or shoulder impingement properly and quickly, you have to treat yourself because you need to treat your injury every single day.
Most sufferers of frozen shoulder and/or trigger point pain can recover more quickly if they treat their injury correctly. In the following section, I will explain why the Cold Compress and TShellz Wrap therapies are applicable for many patients suffering from muscle strain, trigger points and soft tissue shoulder injuries. Learning about each of the these therapies is essential to understanding why they can be highly effective. Once you have read more about our therapies, you will understand that we have the unique ability to provide you with the best treatment options available to you at home. In fact, our products are currently being used in many doctors and therapist clinics - they are just that good!
Deep Tissue Therapeutic TShellz Wraps =
Innovative Soft Tissue Repair Therapy (STR Therapy)
Promoting blood flow within a muscle or soft tissue injury to help the body heal itself is a concept that has been utilized for centuries. Oxygen and nutrients, carried within the blood, are critical for the body to heal itself. Without proper blood flow, recovering from an injury or condition will be delayed...sometimes for a very long period of time. We believe the use of TShellz Wraps for effective treatment of trigger points and other soft tissue injuries is one of the most under-utilized home treatment options that are available on the market today. We have thousands of customers that have tried many options out there and have been amazed at how effective and fast the TShellz Wrap treatment can heal soft tissue injuries.
Even though the concept is simple, improving blood flow can be difficult. When the injury is joint related, the challenges are even greater. Traditional methods require your muscle to move to promote blood flow (physical therapy), but that same motion that promotes blood flow can at times lead to making your pain and condition worse.
- Have you re-injured your shoulder by returning to work too quickly?
- How many times in the past have you aggravated your shoulder just trying to perform basic tasks around the home?
- Is your debilitated shoulder preventing you from work or activities you love to do?
Most people we deal with tell us these scenarios have happened to them many times in the past. The real challenge is how do you promote blood flow to the shoulder injury site without causing further injury? This goal is further complicated by the fact the shoulder (and muscles controlling the shoulder joint) are involved in the majority of the physical movements we perform each day.
An injury to one shoulder muscle can easily lead to straining in other areas, making an overall recovery hard to initiate. For example, a serious muscle strain in the right rotator cuff can often lead to over-straining of the left rotator cuff. Most commonly, the injury occurs on the dominant side, so the risk of straining the other (weaker) side increases. The longer the injury (and corresponding pain) persists, the greater the chance that you will sustain more strain from overcompensation, eventually leading to issues in those areas as well. To minimize potential secondary injuries, know that it is important to deal with your muscle injury quickly and completely.
Using the TShellz Wrap is truly a unique experience. Within moments of applying an TShellz Wrap to your shoulder, you can feel the healing sensation due to the increase in blood flow deep within the area. During a treatment, and for quite some time after you finish, the treated area will feel gently warmed and more relaxed. It's a very soothing sensation and extremely effective.
T•Shellz Wraps® contain an Energy Pad which is flexible and shaped to conform to your body. This Energy Pad emits a uniform wave of perfectly safe electromagnetic energy over its entire surface. This energy travels deep inside to the soft tissue in your shoulder and stimulates the blood flow needed to heal your injury. It is the electromagnetic energy that is crucial to the healing process.
Electromagnetic energy waves are not heat waves. When they are emitted from the TShellz Wrap they penetrate right through your skin and fat layers until they get to your ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Once they reach the injured area, they are absorbed and quickly converted into heat energy... right at the location of the injury.
While the concept of electromagnetic energy is slowly catching on in North America, the truth is, it is a technology that has been utilized in other societies for decades. Over the past 30 years, researchers in Japan and China have completed extensive studies on the use of the modality and their findings have been impressive. In addition, success has been reported in studies from countries such as Sweden and Germany. Research is continuing and soon, much of North America will know what the Far East and Europe has known for a long time; electromagnetic energy provides a wide range of health benefits for those not only suffering from muscle injuries, but for many other ailments (plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, frozen shoulder, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, etc.) as well.
Benefits attributed to Electromagnetic Energy (the energy used in TShellz Wraps:
A Summary from Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition.
(amazon.com link) Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin.
Generally it is accepted that heat on soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments) provides the following desirable therapeutic effects:
- Electromagnetic heat increases the extensibility of collagen tissues
Tissues heated to 45 degrees Celsius and then stretched exhibit a nonelastic residual elongation of about 0.5 to 0.9 percent that persists after the stretch is removed. This does not occur in these same tissues when stretched at normal tissue temperatures. Therefore 20 stretching sessions can produce a 10 to 18 percentage increase in length of tissues heated and stretched.
Stretching of tissue in the presence of heat would be especially valuable in working with ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, fascia, and synovium that have become scarred, thickened, or contracted. Such stretching at 45 degrees Celsius caused much less weakening in stretched tissues for a given elongation than a similar elongation produced at normal tissue temperatures.
Experiments cited clearly showed low-force stretching could produce significant residual elongation when heat is applied together with stretching or range-of-motion exercises. This is safer than stretching tissues at normal tissue temperatures.
- Electromagnetic heat decreases joint stiffness.
There was a 20 percent decrease in rheumatoid finger joint stiffness at 45 degrees Celsius (112 degrees Fahrenheit) as compared with 33 degrees Celsius (92 degrees Fahrenheit), which correlated perfectly to both subjective and objective observation of stiffness. Speculation has it that any stiffened joint and thickened connective tissues may respond in a similar fashion.
- Electromagnetic heat relieves muscle spasms.
Muscle spasms have long been observed to be reduced through the use of heat, be they secondary to underlying skeletal, joint, or neuropathological conditions. This result is possibly produced by the combined effect of heat on both primary and secondary afferent nerves from spindle cells and from its effects on Golgi tendon organs. The results produced demonstrated their peak effect within the therapeutic temperature range obtainable with electromagnetic heat.
- Electromagnetic heat treatment leads to pain relief.
Pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary spasms. Pain is also at times related to ischemia (lack of blood supply) due to tension or spasm that can be improved by the hyperemia that heat-induced vasodilatation produces, thus breaking the feedback loop in which the ischemia leads to further spasm and then more pain.
Heat has been shown to reduce pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues and on peripheral nerves. In one dental study, repeated heat applications led finally to abolishment of the whole nerve response responsible for pain arising from dental pulp.
Localized electromagnetic therapy using lamps tuned to the 2 to 25 micron waveband is used for the treatment and relief of pain by over 40 reputable Chinese medical institutes.
- Electromagnetic heat increases blood flow.
Heating muscles produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Temperature elevation also produces an increased blood flow and dilation directly in capillaries, arterioles, and venules, probably through direct action on their smooth muscles. The release of bradykinin, released as a consequence of sweat-gland activity, also produces increased blood flow and vasodilatation.
- Electromagnetic heat assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema, and exudates.
Increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate edema, which can help inflammation, decrease pain, and help speed healing.
- Electromagnetic heat affects soft tissue injury.
Electromagnetic healing is now becoming a leading edge care for soft tissue injuries to promote both relief in chronic or intractable "permanent" cases, and accelerated healing in newer injuries.
At this point, if you are unsure about whether the TShellz Wrap can benefit your frozen shoulder or trigger point injury, then I urge to read through the points listed above one more time. Every single benefit listed is researched and proven by medical doctors, and each of those benefits are exactly what you need to treat your frozen shoulder and injured shoulder muscles so you can get back to an injury-free lifestyle.
The T•Shellz Wrap®, also known as a STR Therapy Wrap, is an FDA Registered Medical Device and is suitable for use anywhere. It is completely safe for patients to use by themselves, and at home. The T•Shellz Wrap® shell is made of neoprene and this helps shape the flexible Energy Pad to mold around the contours of the joint, ensuring there is an even distribution of safe, electromagnetic energy within the coverage area. Once treatment is complete, you also have the option of tightening the straps to provide light compression support for your injured joint. You can also unplug the device from the power supply enabling you to move around the home, office or clinic freely and still use the wrap for support and comfort.
With STR Therapy your shoulder is constantly being fed with healing, nutritious, oxygen and energy filled blood. This is exactly what your body needs to heal.
The TShellz Wrap is an effective treatment tool that will accelerate the body's own healing process. As a side benefit, you will also find it to be very comfortable to wear at any time.
TShellz WrapWrap = The Perfect
STR Therapy Delivery Tool
In order to get maximum blood flow to your shoulder, you need to help your body stimulate blood flow. STR Therapy is the fast, easy and pain-free way to increase blood flow and speed healing. It's the key to dealing with your injured shoulder properly.
When to use a Shoulder TShellz Wrap:
- Once the swelling is gone (usually after applying cold compression to the injury over 24 to 72 hr period).
- BEFORE getting out of bed in the morning. BEFORE going to bed at night.
- BEFORE exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to increase elasticity of the muscle/tendon/ligament and decrease chance of re-injury.
- AFTER surgery (once the skin wound has healed over) to increase post-surgery healing rate and minimize soft tissue growth at the surgery location.
- Anytime BEFORE you feel you might undertake activity that will put significant strain on the injury area.
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Increasing flexibility and strength in the shoulder is a key component to speed healing and avoid re-injury. For this reason, we have created ebooks that outline specific shoulder exercises / stretches for our clients undergoing shoulder injury recovery.
Even when you're injured and in pain you need to keep moving to break-up scar tissue that's forming in your tendons and ligaments in your shoulder.
Regular movement can increase healthy range of motion (ROM) of your shoulder, guaranteeing you a speedier recovery process and return to regular activities.
Moving when you're injured is hard. Since moving while injured can be painful most people think it's better to stop moving, rest their shoulder and hope that their shoulder injury will heal all on its' own. Even though rest is important to recovery, too much rest during the recovery process will increase the amount of scar tissue in your shoulder.
STR Therapy shoulder treatments combined with a proper shoulder stretching regimen will help decrease scar tissue growth while increasing elasticity and strength in the shoulder joint.
During the healing process your body will fill in soft tissue tears with dense, brittle tissue called "scar tissue". The human body will use scar tissue as a temporary solution and will try to build the scar tissue as fast as possible to heal a tear in the soft tissue. Scar tissue can form fast to bring together the edges of a tear, but working fast doesn't mean that the job's done right. When scar tissue forms it doesn't come together as neatly as regular (healthy) tendon/ligament tissue would. Scar tissue fibers will lay down over top of your tear in a cluttered, messy and jumbled up way.
Shoulder Joint Atrophy is arguably a bigger issue than scar tissue. Whether you have a shoulder injury or have recently had a shoulder operation, you will find that the joint has a more limited range of motion than you had before. In most cases, this is due to atrophy - the shortening of connective tissue in the shoulder due to inactivity. In cases where atrophy exists, it is very important to stretch and do gentle exercise to nip this problem in the bud before it becomes a chronic (long-lasting) issue. If you are currently recovering from a shoulder injury speak with your physician about stretches and exercise.
When done properly under recommendation of a physician, shoulder stretches have a proven track record of assisting in the speedy recovery of many patients. This is without doubt, the third and final essential tool for complete shoulder injury recovery. Once a patient deals with the swelling and inflammation through use of a
Cold Compress or Ice Pack, then begins the
STR Therapy process by using home treatments with the
TShellz Wrap, all the while keeping rested to keep stress off the injury. Once the injury has healed, it is time to take the third and final step to recovery by beginning a shoulder rehabilitation stretching regimen.
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