By April Hamm and Jamie Naquin, LMT
Client Experience Stories: Adhesive Capsulitis
"Have you ever had a frozen shoulder? I have and it hurts! It really hurts!"
Francoise is a pain management client at TMS Massage in Metairie who shared her patient experience publically online. When describing the pain of her frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), she said:
" [Having frozen shoulder] hurt not only my shoulder, my arm, and my elbow, it also hurt my back so badly I lost sleep over it. There was no such thing as a comfortable position for months."
Although outcomes may vary for different people, Francoise' severe chronic pain condition improved quickly with the help of her chiroprator and licensed massage therapist (LMT),
"When I met Jamie Naquin, LMT, [the pain and sleepless nights] all changed in a matter of days."
"My chiropractor referred me to Jamie for an hour-long [therapeutic] massage. Jamie told me it would be "rough" because the pain had been there for so long and my body was so full of nodes."
"I would lie if I said therapeutic massage for frozen shoulder was relaxing! But I remembered, no pain, no gain!
Read more client experiences or keep reading to learn more about frozen shoulder.
Symptoms and Causes of Frozen Shoulder
The clinical term for Frozen Shoulder is Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are about 200,000 cases of frozen shoulder each year in the United States alone. Symptoms of frozen shoulder usually involve severe shoulder pain and reduced range of motion. Frozen shoulder may be accompanied by severe neck, back, and elbow pain as well. Frozen shoulder is most commonly caused by immobility and previous shoulder injuries, such as rotator cuff injury, broken arm, or stroke. Learn more about frozen shoulder at the Mayo Clinic.
Prevention and Pain Relief for Frozen Shoulder Pain
Maintaining an active lifestyle is the best way to prevent frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). If you have had an arm or shoulder injury in the past, you can prevent future development of frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) with stretching and strengthening exercises. If you do develop a stiff or frozen shoulder, stretching may provide some temporary pain relief depending on the nature and severity of your case. (Always consult your doctor beginning any exercise or physical activity when you have frozen shoulder or other severe chronic pain condition). With your doctor’s approval, you may try Harvard Health’s easy stretching exercises for frozen shoulder.
Why Clients like Francoise Choose TMS Massage for Frozen Shoulder Pain Relief
I asked founder and licensed massage therapist Jamie Naquin, LMT for his take on why TMS Massage can help people with severe chronic pain conditions like frozen shoulder:
"People in severe chronic pain choose Therapeutic Muscle Sculpting and Massage for our clinical expertise and patient-centered approach to alternative pain management. People trust TMS Massage for effective therapeutic massage therapy and pain relief in the Greater New Orleans Area." -Jamie Naquin, LMT
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Frozen shoulder - Symptoms and causes. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/frozen-shoulder/symptoms-causes/syc-20372684. Published July 20, 2018. Accessed March 13, 2019.
Harvard Health Publishing. 7 stretching & strengthening exercises for a frozen shoulder. Harvard Health. https://www.health.harvard.edu/shoulders/stretching-exercises-frozen-shoulder. Accessed March 13, 2019.
April M. Hamm, M.Mus, Health Writer
April Hamm is co-founder and manager at TMS Massage in Metairie, LA. She draws on her background in public health, psychology, and music to translate technical medical information into helpful health and wellness resources for TMS clients and website visitors She advocates for physical activity, music, movement, and therapeutic massage for chronic pain management. She has shared her research and innovative programs at major conferences, such as the Southern College Health Association (SCHA) and Louisiana Music Teachers Association (LMTA). When she's not working on research, writing, and program development, April enjoys food and nature photography, recreational music making (RMM), and travel. Connect with April Hamm on LinkedIn.
Jamie P. Naquin, LMT, Health Practitioner
Jamie Naquin, LMT is co-founder and licensed massage therapist at TMS Massage in Metairie, LA. Jamie has been licensed and practicing in the State of Louisiana since 2007. He is regionally renowned throughout the Gulf South and United States for his clinical expertise and therapeutic acumen. A former athlete and personal trainer, Jamie's ultimate goal as a massage therapist is to help clients to live and move pain-free. He is an avid music lover and promotes active music listening during therapeutic massage sessions. When he's not busy at the office, Jamie enjoys supporting clients at their athletic and performing arts competitions and events. When the weather is nice, you can find Jamie walking and running in our beautiful local parks. Follow Jamie Naquin, LMT on Instagram and LinkedIn.