Many people that suffer from frozen-shoulder pain are living in desperation because of the constant pain and discomfort, but also because the pain and lack of movement has altered their life. Frozen-shoulder sufferers must learn to adapt a life where use of their affected arm is impossible and extremely painful. This can lead to lifestyle changes that affect jobs, family and cause emotional distress as well.
People have turned to over the counter pain medications as well as stronger prescription medications to deal with the constant, never ending pain. Others have just "learned" to deal with the pain and stopped doing the things that they have loved to do in the past...virtually giving up.
This pain occurs because of many factors. For one, a shoulder that is frozen has very tight and unyielding soft-tissue that when moved causes a lot of pain and discomfort. When soft-tissue is restricted as it is with a shoulder that is frozen, moving the joint or attempting to move the joint causes a very painful response in and around the joint. Another factor is the musculature in and around a frozen shoulder stops functioning as it once did and should. When muscles virtually "fall asleep" attempting to use them becomes painful. The body sends signals of distress to the brain and the body tried to protect itself. One of the ways it does this is to signal pain.
The question becomes, "Can I ever get rid of my frozen-shoulder and live without pain?" The answer is in most cases, "yes." Finding a comprehensive frozen shoulder elimination program that covers getting back all normal range of motion, flexibility of all musculature, and strengthening is essential. Also, a plan that includes a good targeted soft-tissue program is important as well. Working on all of these areas is the best case scenario for "curing" a frozen shoulder. A good program will also simultaneously combat frozen shoulder pain. Having a large amount of pain will ultimately stifle progress.
Curing a frozen shoulder and getting rid of frozen shoulder pain is possible. The first key is finding a good, comprehensive program that includes all of the components listed above.