Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
About Frozen Shoulder
If you have what is known as frozen , your shoulder gradually becomes painful and stiff without there being any clear cause. It most commonly affects people around the age of 50.
Frozen starts out very gradually. The pain is usually only mild at first, but becomes more severe over the course of a few months and often makes it hard to . It then becomes increasingly difficult to lift your up or move it backwards. Over time the shoulder can become so stiff that it is nearly impossible to move, as if “frozen” in place. The medical term for frozen shoulder is “adhesive capsulitis.”
connect the different in our bodies. In the , the rounded end of the in the upper () into a socket in the (). This “” is surrounded by a strong fibrous membrane called the .
In frozen , scar-like form in the , causing it to thicken. Inflammations are believed to play a major role here, but it is not entirely clear what happens. In most cases no underlying cause is found for frozen shoulder. In rare cases it may develop following an accident, an or immobilization of the shoulder joint, for example after surgery. It is then referred to as “secondary” frozen shoulder…