Knee & Shoulder Surgeon - Orthopedic Specialist
Knee & Shoulder Surgeon - Dr. Amyn Rajani
M.S Orth (Gold Medallist), D-Orth, MBBS
Knee and Shoulder Surgeon
( Arthroscopy & Joint Reconstruction )
Orthopaedic Arthroscopy Knee & Shoulder Clinic (OAKS)

Physical Therapy

» Ice fomentation

express ice adult x-gear shoulder wrapApplication of ice to the knee decreases the inflammation & swelling in the shoulder and thus improves the symptom of pain.

Remember that ice is applied over the bones of the shoulder joint.

» Hot water fomentation

heat therapyHeat can damage the articular cartilage and hence should not be applied directly over the joint. It is very useful to relax the muscles around the shoulder joint.

Hence it relieves symptoms of spasms if applied over muscles. Ideally heat application should be done 10-15 minutes before starting shoulder physiotherapy and ice application should be done for 10-15 minutes after physiotherapy.