Physiotherapy and the frozen shoulder: a comparative trial of ice and ultrasonic therapy.

Authors: Hamer J, Kirk JA.

References: N Z Med J. 1976 Mar 24;83(560):191-2.

In a prospective study ice and ultrasonic applications have been compared in a series of patients with the frozen shoulder syndrome. No significant advantage of one treatment over the other could be demonstrated. It would appear that both of these physiotherapy methods can shorten the painful stage of the condition and, in conjunction with specific exercises, hasten recovery of the range of shoulder movement.


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