Shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint like the hip joint, but the socket is a shallow one, allowing us a wide range of movements. Shoulder joint is made up of head of the arm bone and the shallow socket of the scapula and the clavicle & scapula . It is surrounded by muscles and ligaments, (rotator cuff muscle). Any injury, tear to these muscles, or inflammation of tendons, broken bones will cause shoulder pain, and nerve pinching at the neck can also be radiating to the shoulder. Any impinging of the tendons between the scapular and humorous part could cause pain.
Frozen shoulder is where the person cannot move the arm, due to the shoulder pain and this leads to limitation of movement, hence day to day work like dressing up becomes an ordeal. The lifting up of the arm in the front, sideways and back becomes difficult.
Acupuncture by balance method (Tan’s balance method) at Body Balance Acupuncture could help this condition, and needles will be placed far away from the affected part, on the balancing points, for reducing of pain, along with rest for the affected part will complement the treatment.