Ayurveda says that chronic frozen shoulder is a result of aggravated vata dosha. The important Ayurvedic parameters are:
Ayurveda focuses on bringing down the aggravated dosha along with managing other two doshas in a proper way.
First measure is based on lightening Kapha and Vata using specific diet, lifestyle changes, herbal formulations, oil massage followed by gradual strengthening of body using yoga postures. This may be continued for 3-4 months depending on the severity of the condition.
It is very important to cover all three doshas at once (vata, pitta & kapha) while dealing with any rheumatic disease or frozen shoulder due to vata aggravation.
Frozen shoulder (known as adhesive capsulitis) is a painful and debilitating condition that can affect people of any age, but typically occurs in middle-aged to older adults. It is caused by scar tissue that forms around the rotator cuffs (a group of structures in the shoulder joint). The scar tissue makes it difficult for the person to move their arm or do activities that require overhead movement.
According to some reports, approximately 40 percent of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis will get frozen shoulder at some point during the course of their disease. In addition, about 5 percent of healthy individuals will develop this condition. However, men are more likely than women to develop frozen shoulder.
The most common symptoms of frozen shoulder include pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion in the affected shoulder. Many people with this condition find that they cannot raise their arms above the level of their head without experiencing significant pain or discomfort. They may also feel a catching or popping sensation when trying to turn their arm inward (such as when combing hair) or outward (such as when reaching behind them).