Effect of Hijamah (Dry Cupping) on Frozen Shoulder: A Case Study
Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain and disability in the general population. Its prevalence is 2-5% in the general population and 10-20% among diabetics. It predominantly affects females and most commonly affects people between the ages of 40 and 60 years. The left shoulder is more likely to be affected, with both shoulders affected in 12% of cases. A case study is presented to illustrate the clinical presentation, aetiology, diagnosis, radiological assessment, and management of frozen shoulder through Hijamah bila shurt (dry cupping) in a 60-year-old diabetic male patient. The present case was studied for over 8 weeks; Hijamah (dry cupping) was done on prescribed points for the affected shoulder twice a week for 8 weeks, and assessment was done at baseline and every 2 weeks. This study concluded that regimental therapy Hijamah bila shurt (dry cupping) has a significant effect in reducing pain, stiffness of joints, and increasing range of motion in frozen shoulder.
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