Frozen Shoulder Part 2

In this audio, I describe the treatment I’ve been using for frozen shoulder. It’s a unique twist I’ve developed on an existing treatment. I’ve found it to work  better than anything else I’ve tried.

Link to Frozen Shoulder Part 1

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Bill Kilkolly April 16, 2013

Hi Jonathan, I listened to both part 1 & 2 with interest. I still have restricted movement though I must say I am being very protective of the shoulder as I do not want to trigger a spasm. I am getting a better nights sleep but by no means perfect. I have had one major spasm, brought on, believe it or not by a very loud bang (explosion in an incinerator) right next to me. It took nearly two days before I felt the shoulder was more relaxed. I do feel however every now and then the shoulder muscles at the back and some times down the arm seem to throb and ache. The wheat bag helps relax them a bit. Do you think that this situation will improve?


Daniel Manuelian April 16, 2013

Can you recommend a practitioner or clinic here in NYC , USA that uses your hydrodilation
plus mobilization technique ? Thanks, Daniel

Kemamo April 16, 2013

Can a frozen shoulder be unable to turn one ncek as well? Or can a frozen neck due to artritis be another pain?

    Jonathan May 2, 2013

    Frozen shoulder is specific to the shoulder. The process (adhesive capsulitis) itself hardly ever occurs in another joint of the body. If your neck is very stiff the commonest cause of that is osteoarthritis in the joints and secondary trigger points which will reduce your ability to move your neck. This is a separate problem, it can be surprisingly effectively treated with attention to the trigger points and mobilisation of the joints by a competent practitioner (not manipulation.)


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Pam February 28, 2014

Currently treating a post mastectomy client with frozen shoulder with trigger point release and dry needling. We have gotten to 75% return. But the full abduction isn’t there and she says she feels the catch, and I do as well…a hard end feel in the range of motion.

I am trying to find a doctor or radiologist that performs this. Seems like UK and AU use this as a protocol, but not in the US. I keep finding blurbs on websites of PT’s and orthopedic docs that there isn’t enough statistical evidence that it is better. Uugghh.

What is the exact procedure? One description says the joint sac actually ruptures. One procedure used radiologic contrast in the with steroid and anesthetic. One states that the distention causes the adhesions in the capsule to rupture, breaking up the restriction. Others say they don’t understand the “true mechanism” of why it works so because of not understanding, they don’t use it. If the drug companies had that philosophy we would have 1/2 the drugs we utilize so freely.

Any suggestions to find a US practitioner of this procedure would be helpful.

David July 25, 2016

What volume of fluid do you use? How much steroid? Have you used dexrose 5% instead of saline? Do you use ultrasound guidance?

nen sorensen July 29, 2016

thank you Dr Jon, now I can share this information with my massage clients

Dolly Hodgins December 7, 2019

Wow what a great lot of information…Thank you

Steve sharples December 8, 2019

Hi Johnathon just listen to treatment of shoulderIn the Uk hydrodilation is generally being used instead of MUA (possibly causing possibly further trauma) for so called frozen shoulder that are no responding to physio in secondary care but l am not sure what mobilisation techniques accessory or physiologically are routinely used as procedure is carried out by consultant il.Usually physio is arranged ASAP but would be interesting if physio could mobilised during the procedure
Kind regards
Ps keep up the good work and happy Xmas to you and family

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