How To ‘Thaw’ A Frozen Shoulder

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Mar 29, 2021

Sydney orthopaedic surgeon Dr Jonathan Herald shows us how to ‘thaw’ a frozen shoulder with these top exercises.


broom how to thaw frozen shoulder?

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.

Coat hanger


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.

Tea Towel


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.


By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com. She is the only person to edit and publish Australia's three biggest flagship magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea. Robyn was Group Publisher of Bauer Media's most successful and prestigious magazines including Woman's Day, Good Health, Grazia and ran Hearst in Australia including Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison. Voted one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media at the Women in Media Awards Robyn was a keynote speaker at Pause 2021, Cebit & J&J Women In Leadership. Robyn was also the winner of the prestigious Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year award.


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