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How To ‘Thaw’ A Frozen Shoulder

Coathanger

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

Broomstick

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

Coathanger

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

Teatowel

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.

Written by Robyn Foyster

With over 30 years experience as a journalist and TV producer, Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com.

Robyn was voted one of the 30 most powerful women in media at the 2015 B&T Women In Media Awards.

Previously, Robyn was the Publisher and Editor of Australia's three biggest flagship magazine brands - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea.

Robyn won Editor of the Year at the 2007 Magazine of the Year Award and under her helm The Australian Women's Weekly won the inaugural 2008 Australian Magazine Award for Australia's best mass market magazine and New Idea won the MPA's coveted Magazine of the Year award.

She can be contacted on [email protected]

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