Frozen shoulder is a condition that is caused by shoulder stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint.
It occurs when a capsule of connected tissue enclosing the joints that makes tight and reduces its mobility. Frozen shoulder is also known as Adhesive capsulitis and it commonly affects the people aged between 40 to 60 years. It can affect one or both shoulders.
A person with a frozen shoulder will have painful and stiff joint pain and basically it has three stages.
Frozen shoulder occurs when the capsule of connected tissue thickens and tightens around the shoulder joint that will restrict shoulder movement. Synovial fluid enables the joint to move without friction.
Common risk factors are:
There are several ways to relieve pain
One of the reasons for the causes of frozen shoulder is Immobility that occurs during recovery of surgery, broken arm and stroke.
Exercises: Regular exercise can prevent the stiffness of the shoulder. One simple exercise is a crossover arm stretch.
Crossover arm stretch: Holding upper arm of the affected shoulder and pull the arm across in front of you under the chin. Hold for some time, relax and repeat. (Exercise should be guided by a doctor or physical therapist).
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