Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Frozen shoulder (the commonly used term for adhesive capsulitis) is a painful condition that can also limit arm movement on the affected side of the body. It is probably the result of an inflammatory process that causes the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint to thicken and contract. As a result, the upper arm bone has less space in which to move. Symptoms typically begin with pain that worsens when you move your arm. Eventually the pain lessens but the range of motion in the affected arm decreases, preventing you from raising it overhead or rotating it outward. Such ordinary activities as reaching into the back seat of a car and even driving (particularly if your car has a manual transmission) can become difficult.
Frozen shoulder will often resolve gradually without intervention, but this can take many months (up to years). The pain associated with shoulder movement is often relieved by use of ordinary anti-inflammatory drugs; in severe cases, steroids may be used temporarily. Physical therapy, based on stretching or range-of-motion exercises for the shoulder may hasten the improvement considerably and are the current standard therapy. Chinese medical interventions, especially acupuncture, have been claimed to be helpful.
If you suffer from frozen shoulder, acupuncture can free frozen shoulder naturally and with no adverse side effects. The sooner the treatment begins, the quicker the frozen shoulder frees. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.

Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA