Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is stiffness, pain, and limited range of movement in your shoulder because the tissues around the joint stiffens. The condition usually comes on slowly, then goes away slowly over the course of a year or more.
What causes frozen shoulder?
Stopping the use of your shoulder joint because of pain, injury or a chronic health condition (e.g. diabetes, stroke) can develop frozen shoulder. As long as you do not keep the full range of motion of the shoulder working, it can lead to frozen shoulder.
Frozen shoulder occurs:
- after surgery or injury.
- people 40 to 70 years old.
- women (especially in postmenopausal women) than in men.
- people with chronic diseases.