Do you suffer with shoulder problems or more specifically frozen shoulder? If so you are not alone, as here at Amplebosom.com we hear from an increasing amount of ladies who are having shoulder problems and therefore finding a suitable fitting and comfortable bra is a real issue.
Here is an excerpt from the NHS Direct Factsheet on the casues of frozen shoulder which you may find useful, for the full factsheet, visit http://www.cks.nhs.uk/patient_information_leaflet/Frozen_Shoulder#
"Causes - How does frozen shoulder occur?
Frozen shoulder occurs when there is thickening and swelling of the flexible tissue surrounding your shoulder joint. This tissue is known as a capsule.
Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint, in which the end of your upper arm bone (humerus) sits in the socket of your shoulder blade (scapula). The shoulder capsule is fully stretched when your arm is raised above your head, and hangs down as a small pouch when your arm is lowered.
If you have frozen shoulder, it is thought that bands of scar tissue form in your shoulder capsule, causing it to thicken, swell and tighten. This leaves less space for your upper arm bone in the joint, and makes any movement stiff and painful.
Why does frozen shoulder occur?
It is not fully understood exactly why frozen shoulder occurs, and in some cases, it may not be possible to identify a cause. However, there are several risk factors which make developing frozen shoulder more likely.
Shoulder injury or surgery
It is possible to develop frozen shoulder after a shoulder or arm injury, such as a broken bone (fracture), or after having surgery to your shoulder area.
This may be because keeping your arm and shoulder immobile (still) for long periods of time while you recover may cause your shoulder capsule to tighten up from lack of use. For this reason, it is important not to ignore a painful injury to your shoulder area, and to always see your GP."
If you are suffering with frozen shoulder or shoulder pain and are finding a suitable fitting and comfortable bra is an issue here are some bras that will help, whether you are waiting to be ‘sorted out’ or if you are recovering from shoulder surgery;-
Glamorise Soft Shoulders Comfort Back Support Bra Ref: 1275 Non Wired, full cup bra with wide lightly padded shoulder straps, front fastening with 6 – 9 hooks.Shoulder straps fit close to the neck to ease pressure on the shoulders. Available in white, café and in sizes from 38C to 52J.
Elila Front Fastening Soft Cup Bra Ref: 1515 Jacquard front fastening soft cup bra with cushioned straps. Full coverage with three-sectioned cups, a full cup sling, thick straps with floating shoulder pad and plush wire casing for added comfort and support. 7-8 Hooks, front adjusting shoulder straps.Available in white, nude, black and in sizes from 36H to 50L.
Anita Top Comfort Mid Length Soft Cup Bra Ref: 5329 Beautifully comfortable front-fastening longer length soft cup bra with reinforced front panel. High cut and longer length.12 – 14 hook fastening.Available in Angelskin and in sizes from 36B to 46E.
Anita Aerelle Longline Bra Ref: 5401 A superb bra with a traditional look that gives extra body shaping. Non wired, front fastening with adjustable straps and a cotton blend lining. Flat hook and eye fastening, 25% cotton content. Available in white, skintone and in sizes from 34A to 46E.
If you would like any further advice please do not hesitate to contact us here at the Ample Bosom office and we will be only too pleased to help on 01439 798388 or alternatively view our full range on our Amplebosom website.