What is frozen shoulder?
This is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. It’s also known as adhesive capsulitis or shoulder contracture. It occurs when the flexible tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint, known as the capsule, becomes inflamed and thickened.
What causes frozen shoulder?
It can sometimes develop after a shoulder or arm injury or surgery. This may partly be a result of keeping your arm and shoulder still for long periods of time during your recovery. Your shoulder capsule may tighten up from lack of use. Most people affected by this are aged between 40 and 60. The condition is more common in women than men. If you have diabetes, you have a greater risk of developing the condition. It’s estimated that people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop it.
How to treat frozen shoulder
Hot and cold packs are great for pain and help with treating the condition. Other treatments include:
Recent blogs on frozen shoulders
- Frozen Shoulder Syndrome – Should you have the misfortune to be diagnosed with a condition of ‘frozen shoulder syndrome’ you should be aware that this name is slightly erroneous. The shoulder is not ‘frozen’ and the ‘syndrome’ it refers to is a collection of symptoms that follow a particular clinical pattern. The ‘shoulder’ bit is actually correct