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Trigger Point Therapy and Frozen Shoulder


trigger point therapy in Suffolk County

Frozen shoulder is a painful and restrictive condition involving the muscles and connective tissues of the shoulder. When someone is suffering from frozen shoulder, they may experience symptoms such as stiffness, pain, and a significant decrease in range of motion. The causes of this condition can vary, but it usually follows a period of immobilization and is usually associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes, tuberculosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Treatment generally involves physical therapy and trigger point therapy. Trigger point therapy can be particularly useful in treating frozen shoulder and it’s symptoms. Contact us today at Spine and Sports Rehabilitation and Pain Management for trigger point therapy in Suffolk County.

Who Is At An Increased Risk For Developing Frozen Shoulder?

Anyone can be affected by frozen shoulder, although certain groups of people may be more prone to this condition. The following conditions may put you at an increased risk of developing frozen shoulder:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Underactive or overactive thyroid
  • Those who have recently had their shoulder immobilized due to a surgery, fracture, or broken arm
  • If you are over the age of 40, and/or are a woman, you may be at an increased risk
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease

How Can Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) Treat Frozen Shoulder?

Trigger Point Therapy is a therapy that involves a licensed professional who can locate specific “trigger points” on the body that contribute to frozen shoulder. In many cases, a massage therapist or a physical therapist will use their fingers to apply pressure to one or more trigger points on the body. This therapy can be very relaxing, as it closely relates to massage therapy. Trigger point therapy is another valid pain relief method. For trigger point therapy in Suffolk County, make an appointment with us today.

Why Do Patients Choose Trigger Point Therapy For Treatment of Frozen Shoulder?

Trigger point therapy may be chosen by those suffering from frozen shoulder because of its many benefits. Some of those benefits include the following:

  • TPT is a drug-free approach to treatment
    • Those who would rather choose a more natural approach to treatment may do so with TPT as it does not require drugs such as opioids.
    • TPT does not cause any chemical dependency as many painkiller medications do.
  • TPT is non-invasive and requires no surgery, needles, or anesthesia.
    • Because the nature of the therapy involves using your fingers to apply pressure to a point, invasive methods such as surgery are not required.
  • TPT requires no recovery or “downtime” following treatment.

To experience the benefits of trigger point therapy in Suffolk County for frozen shoulder, contact us today.