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Yoga for Frozen Shoulder
24 Mar

Yoga for Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a common condition in which the joint stiffens, reducing its mobility.

Frozen shoulder refers specifically to the shoulder joint, while arthritis may apply to other or multiple joints.

It commonly affects people aged between 40 and 60 years, and it is more likely in women than in men. It is estimated to affect about 3 percent of people.

It can affect one or both shoulders.


Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder:-

A patient with a frozen shoulder will have a persistently painful and stiff shoulder joint.

Signs and symptoms develop gradually and usually resolve on their own.


Current Scenario of Frozen Shoulder patients:-

Frozen Shoulder mainly affects the older population, with a female predominance.

Approximately 70 % of Frozen Shoulder patients are Women.

Usually affects patients age between 40 to 70 years.

Frozen Shoulders occurs in 25% of Individuals.

In 1934, Earnest Codman coined the term “ Frozen Shoulder.”

The Prevalence of Frozen Shoulder is 2 to 5 % of general population.

Source:- www.saebo.com


Yoga For Frozen Shoulder:-

1. Gomukhasana:-

How To Do?

Sit down in a cross-legged position.

Place your right knee over the left one so that your left heel touches the right hip. The right heel should move the left hip.

Lift your right hand over your head and fold at the elbow. 

Now stretch it down to reach the back. 

Fold your left side at the angle and take it backwards.

Hold your arms together by locking your fingers.

Keep your back as straight as you can.

Keep breathing at your average pace till a count of 5.

Slowly get back to your regular position and do the same steps with the opposite hand and leg.

Repeat a few times.


Benefits of Gomukhasana:-

This particular yoga pose will help you stretch the muscles in your shoulders, neck, and back and help to reduce the stiffness.


2. Internal And External Rotation Of The Arm:-

How to do:-

Stand with your back straight.

Place the right palm on your left shoulder. Now stretch out your right hand to the side and take it back to touch the left shoulder from the back.

Repeat with the other side.

Repeat a few times.


Benefits of  Internal And External Rotation Of The Arm:-

This particular yoga pose will help to improve blood circulation around your shoulder and neck area.


3. Shoulder Rotations:-

How to do?

Stand straight with your spine erect and hands placed at the sides.

Now start rotating the shoulders, first in a clockwise motion and then in an anti-clockwise motion.

Make sure your hands are placed on the sides and touching your body.

Repeat both clockwise and anti-clockwise motion for at least ten times each.

Benefits of Shoulder Rotation:-

This particular yoga pose will help to reduce stiffness and improve mobility in the shoulders and back.


What food to eat during Frozen Shoulder Pain:-

Flax Seeds

Mustard Oil

Calcium Rich Foods

Rich in fruits and vegetables


So here are some yoga asanas and food to eat while suffering from Frozen Shoulder.


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