Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a condition where it becomes painful and difficult to move the shoulder joint. The shoulder capsule (which holds joint fluid) becomes thickened and inflamed resulting in pain and stiffness. This could affect daily activities; in severe cases it could be too stiff to move the shoulder at all.
What are the Risk Factors?
While the exact cause of frozen shoulder is not fully understood, there are some risk factors that you can look out for:
What are the Common Symptoms?
Symptoms usually depend on the stage of the condition:
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How is Frozen Shoulder Treated?
Frozen shoulder eventually gets better on its own in most cases, but it may take anything from 6 months to even 2-3 years. With treatment however, this period can be shortened significantly. The main purpose of treatment is to treat the inflammation and prevent stiffness.
Treatment methods include: