Doctor's Notes on Frozen Shoulder Symptoms, Pain Relief, Causes,Treatment, and Surgery
A shoulder joint that has lost a substantial range of motion in all directions is considered a frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder symptoms and signs are as follows:
- limited range of motion in all directions around the joint,
- painful shoulder if you or your doctor tries to move a shoulder passed its limited range of motion, even when the person is relaxed, and
- shoulder may be painless as long as it is not moved or if it is moved minimally.
The cause of frozen shoulder results from a series of processes including inflammation, scarring, thickening and/or shrinkage of the castle that surrounds the normal shoulder joint. Shoulder injuries, tendinitis, bursitis, shoulder overuse, rotator cuff injuries and long – term immobility of the shoulder joint can contribute to the cause of frozen shoulder.
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