10 Years of Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Pain 90% Gone in 7 Treatments

10 Years of Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Pain 90% Gone in 7 Treatments Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

14 Dec 10 Years of Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Pain 90% Gone in 7 Treatments

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Adhesive capsulitis (more commonly known as frozen shoulder) can be an ugly monster!

It can scare you from thinking you’ll ever be able to trust your arm to do what you want and need it to do.

Many people suffer for years with tightness, severe pain, and the inability to do things because of it.

Like our patient Liz, a 57 year old female, who came in with 10 years of adhesive capsulitis pain.

Liz had surgery for her adhesive capsulitis three times (in 2009, 2011, and 2012). She’s done several courses of physical therapy and self-medicated with advil. Her goal for treatment was to do things in life without constant pain. Liz loved to cook and wanted to do more of it for the long-run.

Over 7 treatments, we got Liz from 23% function in her shoulder range of motion to 73% function. On the 7th treatment, she told us with a smile:

Yesterday, I worked all day. I cooked, I baked, I cleaned. Not only did I have no pain while working, but I have no pain today.

What follows are the range of motion improvements we got after each treatment with both my comments and Liz’s comments. For the last three treatments, I kept the pre-treatment videos in there because Liz’s comments catch her glee in how flexible her shoulder feels.

That’s Liz for you.

Don’t forget Jeff, who had adhesive capsulitis for 18 months, trying 2 months of physical therapy (assuming at least 16 sessions) with no relief. After 15 treatments with Barefoot Rehab, his range of motion was full and his frozen shoulder pain was gone.


If you want to see if you can achieve the same results that Liz and Jeff saw, type in your zip code and find an Integrative Diagnosis provider. If you live in North Jersey or New York City, contact us at Barefoot Rehab by calling one of the phone numbers in the green bar at the top of this page.

Do you have adhesive capsulitis or shoulder restriction like Liz did? How long have you had it? How would it feel to be as mobile as Liz is? Please share in the comments below.

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Dr. Chris Stepien, DC, Full-Body ID Certified, ART Certified, CSCS, and CrossFit Level 1 Certified, fixes your annoying and frustrating pains, even when it's been over 6 months and you've seen 3-5 other doctors or therapists without lasting relief Barefoot Rehab in Denville, NJ. And when you're sad, depressed, or not enjoying life, Dr. Chris wants to hug you. He invites you to reach out, no matter what your concern is. Barefoot Rehab is here to serve you.
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  • Junko
    Posted at 10:12h, 20 April Reply

    I live in Asia. Is there such a service treatment in Asia? Can you introduce?

    • Dr. Chris
      Posted at 10:31h, 20 April Reply

      Hi Junko, I’m sorry, no, there isn’t. Closest is Australia.

  • colleen reichling
    Posted at 11:15h, 17 October Reply

    Could you recommend someone in Europe and/or UK? I have been suffering from a frozen shoulder for 14 months and it isn’t improving despite daily therapy. The pain is quite unbearable…

    • Dr. Chris
      Posted at 12:22h, 30 August Reply

      Sorry for delay Colleen I missed this. We don’t have anyone there. Can you travel to US? I know times are rough. Has it gotten any better? It’s been 2 years – shit .

  • Catherine
    Posted at 09:16h, 25 August Reply

    Hi Dr Chris, I am in Australia and am suffering with my second frozen shoulder. you mentioned above there was a treatment clinic in Australia? Can you please advise where? Thank you,

  • Dr. Chris
    Posted at 12:21h, 30 August Reply

    Sorry for delay Colleen. We don’t have anyone there. Can you travel to US? I know times are rough.

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