Frozen Shoulder: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Increase intake of anti-inflammatory foods such as fruits and vegetables, oily fish (which contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids), nuts, seeds, and certain spices, such as ginger, garlic, turmeric.
  • Vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cress, sweet potatoes are all loaded with antioxidants that can help rid the body of harmful compounds.
  • Fruits like berries, pineapples, red grapes are well regarded for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Foods to be avoided
  • Simple carbohydrates and fats, such as saturated fats and trans fats.

Yoga and Exercise

Stretching exercises for frozen shoulder
  • Pendulum stretch
  • Towel stretch
  • Finger walk
  • Cross-body reach
  • Armpit stretch
Strengthening exercises
  • Outward rotation
  • Inward rotation
Asanas which help for frozen shoulder include:
  • Gomukhasana
  • Pranayama in sukasana
  • Parvatasana 

Music and Meditation

Sit in padmasana posture. Close your eyes. Concentrate in any one object or in your third eye (in between two eye brows). Do not think of any other object. Do this for 2 minutes.

Home Remedies

  • Gently move the affected joint within the limits of your pain and range-of-motion
  • Massage the affected joint to increase blood circulation to the area
  • Apply a warm/cold compress to the area which can help a great deal in alleviating pain
  • Be aware of proper posture
  • Sleep with two pillows- One pillow is for your head, as usual, the other is to go between your elbow and your body (on your affected side) so that your arm is held slightly away from your body

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