Best Home Remedies To Treat Frozen Shoulder Pain

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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6. Towel Stretch

All you need is a towel!

Shoulder Stretch Towel Exercises for Rounded Shoulders and Frozen Shoulder - Dr Mandell

    1. Stand tall with your arm by your side.
    2. Hold the towel in a vertical position, holding the top of the towel with your good arm and the bottom with your affected arm.
    3. Use your good arm to pull the towel upward.
    4. Next, pull the towel towards downward with your good arm.
    5. Repeat 10-20 times a day.

7. Finger Walk

It may seem simple, but it works!

Finger Crawls Up The Wall

  1. Face a wall three-quarters of an arm’s length away.
  2. Reach out with your affected arm and touch the wall at waist level with your fingertips.
  3. Keep your elbow bent and slowly walk your fingers up the wall as far as you comfortably can.

8. External Rotation Stretch

This passive stretch can be done pretty much anywhere and provides great relief.

Shoulder external rotation stretch

  1. Stand in a doorway with your arm bent at a 90-degree angle as if you were reaching for a doorknob.
  2. Face the side of your doorway, resting your right palm on the wall to the right of the doorway.
  3. Rotate your whole body to the left until you feel some resistance in your affected shoulder.
  4. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.

9. Outward and Inward Rotation

Here’s how to strengthen your shoulder as it heals.

Shoulder Theraband External and Internal Rotation

  1. Hold a rubber tension band in your hands, with your elbows firmly glued to your sides.
  2. Rotate the affected arm outwards and hold for 5 seconds. Do not overstretch.
  3. Repeat 10-15 times.
  4. For inward rotation, use the same band, hooking one end of the band on a doorknob.
  5. Hold the other end with your affected hand, gluing your elbow to your side.
  6. Pull the band closer to your body and hold for 5 seconds.
  7. Repeat 10-15 times.

10. Physical Therapy

This is by far the best option if you have been suffering from frozen shoulder for a long time or if it’s not the first time it’s happened to you. It’s also a great option to promote healing after shoulder surgery.


Physical therapy uses targeted exercises and stretches under the watchful eye of a licensed therapist to increase flexibility and mobility. The therapist will know exactly how far to push your shoulder joint for optimal results.

11. Shoulder Manipulation

Shoulder manipulation involves carefully moving the shoulder joint to ensure the joint is in proper alignment. This significantly reduces the stiffness and pain of frozen shoulder.

It is typically done by a physical therapist, chiropractor, or doctor.


In severe cases, the procedure is extremely painful and is done in a clinic while the patient is under general anesthesia.

Now that you know these frozen shoulder treatment options, take charge of your pain and mobility by following the exercises and tips above.

Frozen shoulder almost always gets better with time, so be patient and make sure not to overstretch or overuse your affected shoulder as it heals.


To prevent the pain and discomfort of frozen shoulder, stay active and stretch your shoulders daily.

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