Anyone with a frozen shoulder knows what it feels like. This condition is manifested by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint, which is typically debilitating. Doctors tend to prescribe various drugs, steroid injections, physiotherapy, numbing medications injected into the joint capsule, and even arthroscopic surgery.
The good news is that before resorting to these treatments, you can try out natural remedies for frozen shoulder!
WHAT IS FROZEN SHOULDER?
Frozen shoulder is an inflammation in the capsule of the humerus. It usually affects one shoulder at a time, rarely both of them. It is manifested by certain tightness or stiffness, often pain in the shoulders that restricts motion in the shoulder.
The pain is constant and it tends to worsen in the night. If neglected, the condition doesn’t go away on its own but only gets worse and causes severe pain in the shoulders and inability to lift the arm.
NATURAL TREATMENT FOR FROZEN SHOULDER
Medications offer a temporary relief, but they don’t heal. As a matter of fact, they even worsen the condition by creating a wide range of side effects, such as inflammation in other body parts. As for surgery, it comes with its own set of risks and no guarantee of healing.
One of the simplest and safest ways to stop inflammation is by consuming anti-inflammatory juices. With a frozen shoulder, juicing can be quite difficult so you will need to get someone to make them for you.
Here are some of the best anti-inflammatory juices which promote speedy healing of the inflammation affecting your shoulder. You can drink either one or both!
Beetroot is packed with betalains, carotenoids, flavonoids, phenolic acids and absorbic, all of which contribute to a synergistic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects t reduce chronic inflammation.
- 6 large beetroots
- 1 lemon
- 1-inch ginger root
- Cut off the ends of the beetroot and the lemon
- Juice all the ingredients
Note: If you have never drunk beetroot juice before, begin with a little beetroot to see how the body reacts to it and what quantities of it can tolerate.
Pineapple is rich in bromelain, an enzyme with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is recommended for treatment of chronic diseases and inflammation. Not only it works as a natural pain-reliever, but it also provides the body with various healing nutrients.
Juice the following ingredients:
- 1 whole pineapple
- 8-10 ribs of celery
- 1 cucumber
- 1-inch ginger root
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
How Much To Drink And For How Long
The amount depends on how severe your condition has become. Make a liter of juice every day and divide into three portions to be consumed morning, afternoon, and evening.
If you are diabetic, have a yeast infection, low blood pressure, a blood disorder: Drink only about 500ml/day (about 17oz/day)—divide into two portions for morning and afternoon.