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Frozen Shoulder? RockTape can Help

What is frozen shoulder?

Chronic inflammation in the musculotendinous or synovial tissue such as the rotator cuff, biceps tendon, or joint capsule

Patients with frozen shoulder have severe pain in the shoulder even at rest. There is also a decrease in ranges of motion, more specifically external/internal rotation. These symptoms appear 2-3 weeks after onset of pain and can last from 10 to 36 weeks.

Who gets frozen shoulder?

It is most common in women, 40-60 years of age

It affects 1 in 50 adults during their lifetime

It usually occurs in none dominate arm, but 1 in 5 will experience it other shoulder too

What is RockTape?

Tape on the skin can interfere with painful signals which are directed to the brain. When the signals arriving to the brain are altered, it does not produce the sensation of pain.

Speeds healing by slightly lifting skin away from sore or injured tissues, improving blood flow and lymphatic drainage, and that it supports injured joints and muscles without impeding their range of motion

Why Rocktape might be beneficial for patients?

-Alleviating pain & accelerating recovery time

-Supports the joint and muscles

-Allows for gentle exercises

– May allow for full ROM

It is most effective when caught early; it can even help prevent the progression of condition. It decreases pain allowing for patient to exercise and move arm through ranges of motion which decreases recovery time.

Stop pain in its tracks and give RockTape a try, call the doctors at Universal Chiropractic today!