Frozen Shoulder

By March 12, 2015Symptoms

Frozen Shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Overtime, the shoulder becomes very hard to move.
Frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the general population. It usually affects people between the ages of 40 and 60 and occurs more in women than men.
In frozen shoulder, the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight. Stiff bands of tissue – called adhesions – develop. In many cases, there is less synovial fluid in the joint.
The sign of this condition is being unable to move your shoulder – either on your own or with the help of someone else. It develops in three stages:-
• Freezing, in the freezing stage, you slowly have more and more pain. As the pain worsens, your shoulder loses a range of motion. Freezing typically lasts from 6 weeks to 9 months.
• Frozen, Painful symptoms may actually improve during this stage, but the stiffness remains. During the 4 to 6 months of the “frozen” stage, daily activities may be very difficult.
• Thawing, Shoulder motion slowly improves during the “thawing” stage. Complete return to normal or close to normal strength and motion typically takes from 6 months to 2 years.
The cause of frozen shoulder is not fully understood. There is no dear connection to arm dominance or occupation. A few factors may put more at risk for developing frozen shoulder:-
• Diabetes.
• Other diseases include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson’s’ disease and cardiac.
• Immobilization
Pain from frozen shoulder is usually dull or aching. It is typically worse early in the course of the disease and when you move your arm. The pain is usually located over the outer shoulder area and sometimes the upper arm.
Frozen shoulder generally gets better over time, try to focus controlling pain and. restoring motion and strengthening through physical therapy, at Rainbow Arokayal Holistic Longevity Clinic.