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Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis, popularly called as frozen shoulder, refers to the pain, stiffness and limited range of movement in your shoulder. If you have frozen shoulders, it means that the tissues around y..

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Adhesive capsulitis, popularly called as frozen shoulder, refers to the pain, stiffness and limited range of movement in your shoulder. If you have frozen shoulders, it means that the tissues around your joints stiffen, causing scars on the tissues and make the movements of your shoulders painful and difficult. It could be a result of an injury or diabetes or stroke or excessive use of the shoulders. Usually, it comes slowly and goes away slowly, in around a year or more.

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Frozen Shoulder
Symptoms
symptoms

The symptoms that can occur with frozen shoulder are:

  • Pain in the shoulder
  • Limited movement leading to stiffness
  • Not being able to do everyday tasks in severe as dressing up or getting ready¬†

Causes
causes

Frozen shoulder can be a result of several conditions including:

  • Surgery
  • Injury
  • Lessened use of shoulder due to injury, pain, surgery, diabetes or stroke
  • Not using the shoulders for full range of motion
  • Chronic illnesses

Risks
risks

Generally, frozen shoulders occur in postmenopausal women and men at the age of forty to seventy years.

Some other risks of frozen shoulder include:

  • Women and men over the age of forty
  • Those with prolonged immobility of the shoulders due to causes like rotator cuff injury, broken arm, surgical recuperation
  • Diabetes
  • Malfunctioning thyroid
  • Parkinson's disease¬†

Prevention
prevention

If you have had an injury that reduces the movement of your shoulders, undertake:

  • Mild exercises
  • Stretching
  • Regaining lost motion

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