Sydney orthopaedic surgeon Dr Jonathan Herald shows us how to ‘thaw’ a frozen shoulder with these top exercises.
With the top of the broomstick handle touching the middle of the palm of your hand (on the side of the affected shoulder) simply push the frozen shoulder upwards, using the good arm to guide the bad arm. This way you are still exercising your affected limb, but not in a way that hurts.
You simply hold the coat hanger between your two palms and move it from side to side, using the good arm to push the bad arm.
Place a tea towel behind your back, grabbing the bottom of the towel with your bad arm. Using your good arm pull the bad arm upwards. This creates movement in your bad shoulder without using the muscles in the bad shoulder.
Dr Jonathan Herald (above) is a shoulder, knee, elbow and Work Cover injury specialist in East Sydney, Campbelltown and Strathfield.