A frozen shoulder is one of the common ailments seen in people over the age of 40 and especially in women of that age. Ayurveda gives the name of Ababahuka for this problem and it blames the Vata dosha for its occurrence. The increase in Vata dosha results in the absorption of the fluid (Kapha) which gives the pain.
The symptoms include a stiff shoulder which chronic pain that increases with time and worsens during the night. The person with will find difficulty in doing everyday tasks. The causes for the condition may be synovitis , rupture of capsule or a lesion in muscle complex round the joint, a history or traums, heart or lung problems, heart surgery and diabetes.
Ayurveda suggests Panchakarma treatment and Kerala therapy which aims to bring equilibrium in the Vata- Kapha levels in the body. The popular treatment includes a medicated oil body massage. A special herbal pack also helps relieve the pain and give strength to the shoulder muscles to increase mobility.