Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
It is estimated that between 2 and 5 percent of people are affected by frozen shoulder at some point during their lives, and the condition is somewhat more common in women than in men.
Frozen shoulder is most common in people between the ages of 40 and 60. People with diabetes are almost twice as likely to develop a frozen shoulder, though it's not yet clear why this population is particularly susceptible to the condition.
The pain associated with frozen shoulder can be relieved with steroid tablets or injections into the shoulder joint. Anti-inflammatory painkillers like ibuprofen (tablets or a cream) are often not sufficient to provide relief. Some people like to relieve symptoms with the use of heat or cold packs.
Daily Movement Exercises
Stretching exercises and physiotherapy can be used to improve joint mobility. In the early phases of treatment for shoulder issues, it's especially important to use caution when exercising, as pushing beyond your limits may exacerbate pain. Shoulder motion shouldn't be forced or acutely painful.
It's important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any exercise program, especially if you have a history of shoulder pain or injury. Your provider can help you develop a customized fitness routine that is safe and effective for your individual needs.
Virtual Reality Experiences
To motivate regular shoulder exercise, the Reach system employs daily exercise games in virtual reality that dynamically adapt to a user's shoulder health progress.
These games and experiences bring the distractive power of VR to a convenient in-home system that helps you exercise and maintain shoulder health on your schedule.