All You Need to Know About Frozen Shoulders

Frozen shoulder is a condition where your shoulder becomes painful and stiff. It is also known as adhesive capsulitis. Usually, seen in the people among the age group of 40 and above.


  • Some of the medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid disorder and Parkinson’s may make you more prone to frozen shoulder.
  • Injury to rotator cuff of the shoulder joint.
  • Immobility due to fracture, surgery or paralysis.

As per Ayurveda, frozen shoulder is caused due to vitiation of Kapha and vata dosha.


  • Pain and stiffness.
  • Restricted shoulder movements.


  • Physiotherapy plays an important role in improving your shoulder movement.
  • Application of heat therapy like ruksa swedana with pottali and lepa are effective.
  • Internally, Kashyam’s like Rasna saptaka, Ashtavarga kashaya, Guggulu tiktaka kashaya, Trayodashanga guggulu, and yogaraja guggulu are beneficial.
  • You can undergo panchakarma therapies like Abhyanga with Vishgarbha taila, Karpasasthyadi taila or Kottamchukkadi taila, and Nasya also.
  • Avoid exposure to cold climate, breeze and AC.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise, improper position during sitting and sleeping.

Additional Reading:

Ayurvedic Treatment and Home Remedies for Neck and Shoulder Pain


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