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Laser Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

Approximately 2-5% of the population will experience “Frozen Shoulder” in their lifetime.1
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a common condition in which the articular shoulder capsule (a sac of ligaments surrounding the joint) swells and stiffens, restricting its mobility. It typically affects only one shoulder, but one in five cases affect both.

You’re more likely to suffer from frozen shoulder if you’re female and over 40 years of age.

  • Age – being over 40 years of age.
  • Gender – 70% of people with frozen shoulder are women.
  • Recent surgery or arm fracture – immobility of recovery may cause the shoulder capsule to stiffen.
  • Diabetes – two to four times more likely to develop frozen shoulder for unknown reasons; symptoms may be more severe.
  • Having suffered a stroke.
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart disease).
  • Parkinson’s disease 2

Learn more about how Laser Therapy can help with frozen shoulder through this success story!


Johnston Health Center offers laser therapy for the treatment of many chronic pain conditions including frozen shoulder.  For more information, please contact our offices at  705.728.3070 (Barrie) or 705.476.9111 (North Bay)


  1. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/frozen-shoulder-adhesive-capsulitis/abstract/1,2?utdPopup=true
  2. & 3 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/166186.php

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