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Comments: Painful frozen shoulder generally resolves, but return to mobility takes time

08/20/13

“Painful frozen shoulder generally resolves, but return to mobility takes time.”
By Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press − August 12, 2013
Published in: The Ottawa Citizen

The article quoted clearly demonstrates the lack of awareness of the “treatment of choice” for shoulder problems, including “frozen shoulder”, rotator cuff injuries, capsulitis, tenosynovitis, etc.

The shoulder is a highly complicated joint and being more mobile than most other joints, is subject to many injuries.

Conventional therapies today consist of physiotherapy, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and if these are not successful – surgery.  While all these may impart some benefit, they are not ideal by any means.

On the other hand, Laser Therapy is a simple, effective therapy that initiates the healing process during the course of the first treatment and generally, most conditions are completely resolved after an average of ten treatment sessions.  Application is completely safe, has no adverse effects and is almost universally effective.

As the course of therapy progresses, most symptoms including pain disappear, along with an increase in the range of motion.  Treatment can be applied by healthcare providers with a minimum of background, in a completely safe manner.  The suffering described in the article and the extensive processes involved, can be reduced to an average time of 1 to 3 weeks utilizing Laser Therapy.

Why is Laser Therapy hardly known in the health care industry? Because conventional methods have become entrenched, as in “we have always done it this way”, along with the overpowering marketing capabilities of the pharmaceutical ­- industrial complex.  Complacent and uninformed practitioners are also responsible.

It is time that physicians and other providers enhance their knowledge base and apply therapies that are focused, painless, safe and effective.