Keep your Frozen Shoulder moving

As difficult as it sounds, try to keep your frozen shoulder moving, even if it feels painful. It makes the healing faster. Hold something heavy with your  hand, a hand weight or a cast iron frying pan. Bend your body a little bit forward and swing your arm in several directions. Do this many times a day to keep the joint loose and flexible.

You can also treat yourself with acupressure. Here is what to do:

1. Feel with your finger between the upper arm and the pectoral muscle until you find a tender spot. This is an acupressure point, located in the midpoint halfway between the armpit and the tip of the shoulder. Press on the point with your finger and hold the pressure.

2. Lift your arm. Grab the muscle behind the armpit with your thumb and forefinger and press the fingers together. Hold the pressure for a minute. The acupressure point is located on the backside of the muscle.

3. Strech your arm slowly in a horizontal position and support it on the back of the chair. You'll now find two small depressions between the tip of the shoulder and the triceps muscle. They are located at one inch from each other. Press on the points firmly with your thumb and forefinger.

A complete acupressure routine for the inflammation of the rotator cup,  the frozen shoulder,  contains a lot of more acupressure points. If you want to learn more, order my book Treat Yourself with Acupressure at
Finish the treatment by massaging the shoulder and pressing all the tender points. "Where is pain, there is point",  says a Chinese Medicine classic.


  1. I was looking for help with a client who could barely move his arm when he first came to me and then I received your “Frozen shoulder treatment, …” post. Not only did it encourage me that I was on the right track, but literally gave me “The key to understanding… = Reciprocal inhibition” and helped to elevate his body awareness so that we/he made huge progress in our last session.
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  2. Finally I've found out the self Frozen shoulder treatment. After reading your article I just practiced and happy to inform you that I feel good.From the past month I am getting pain on my arm and looking for a solution or physical exercise . Keep writing and help people.
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  3. Frozen shoulder can develop when you stop using the joint normally because of pain, injury, or a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or a stroke. Any shoulder problem can lead to frozen shoulder if you do not work to keep full range of motion. First the nonsurgical treatment is done, if the shoulder does not shows any improvement then surgery is referred. Nowadays for frozen shoulder treatment minimally invasive surgery is used to help relieve pain and loss of mobility in the shoulder. The goal of surgery for frozen shoulder is to stretch and release the stiffened joint capsule. The most common methods include manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) and arthroscopic capsular release. The best way to determine whether or not you need capsular release surgery is to speak to an experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

  4. I read your post and did the same as shown in your post to help my self in identifying whether i have frozen shoulder or some other tissue damage but after a minute, I realized that i have frozen shoulder and must go to a physiotherapist to get relief from that pain.

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  6. Wow, I couldn't imagine trying to keep your frozen shoulder moving. It would be like having to walk when your foot is asleep. I'm sure that it would get the blood flowing faster to help it heal faster. I've never tried acupuncture before, but it would be very interesting to do so some day.

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  9. This is quite an informative post as it has given some hope to the patients that they can get well soon without any side effects of allopathic medication. This acupuncture Toronto technique is quite helpful. -