Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is when the shoulder is painful and loses motion because of inflammation.
Signs and Symptoms
Characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint and also decreased active ranges of motion of the shoulder. This condition presents usually after age 40 and is not necessarily due to trauma or immobility as one might imagine. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one or two years.
Although there is no specific cause, shoulder trauma or surgery may play a role in the development of frozen shoulder. Risk of developing frozen shoulder increases if you’re recovering from a medical condition or procedure that affects the mobility of your arm such as stroke or a mastectomy. There is also a correlation with patients suffering from diabetes and developing frozen shoulder.