Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

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This condition is a loss of motion or stiffness in the shoulder, usually accompanied by pain in the joint. Frozen shoulder is most common in people between the ages of 40 and 60, but can afflict anyone regardless of gender, arm preference or occupation.

What is adhesive capsulitis?

This detailed video describes the condition of adhesive capsulitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. This condition starts slowly, with mild pain. Over a few months, the pain gets worse. It can be hard for you to sleep. You begin to have trouble lifting your arm, or moving it backwards. With time, pain can lessen, but your shoulder may become so stiff that you can barely move it.