What if one day you woke up and you weren’t able to lift your arm above your head? No matter how hard you tried, it just won’t move.
And to make matters worse, your shoulder is swollen and you’re in a lot of pain.
These are just a few of many symptoms of a condition commonly known as Frozen Shoulder. As the medical folk like to call it — Adhesive Capsulitis. (See, that’s why most people prefer to just say ‘frozen shoulder’!)
Frozen Shoulder is a condition in which the shoulder joint experiences an extremely limited range of motion. In some severe cases, an individual with the condition will have difficulty performing basic daily tasks like getting dressed or brushing their teeth.
What is the cause of Frozen Shoulder?
The main cause of Frozen Shoulder is inflammation directly in the shoulder joint. The joint can become inflamed after an injury, illness or even chest or breast surgery.
Although Frozen Shoulder can happen to anyone, it is most common among middle-aged women and those with Diabetes or arthritis.
And now for some good news (‘cause we don’t get enough of that these days)…