Frozen shoulder, referred to in the medical community as adhesive copsulitis, is when movement of the shoulder joint causes pain and is hindered. This happens when the capsule of connective tissue around the shoulder joint thickens and tightens around the joint.
Those with this ailment will go through three stages.
Frozen shoulder can happen after there has been an injury to the area or from overuse. Diabetes and strokes can also bring on the symptoms.
Those between 40 and 70 years old are most at risk, in particularly women and those with chronic diseases. It occurs in about two per cent of the general population.
Most cases of Frozen Shoulder can be managed with exercise and medication and usually clear up within months.
f you find the ache or soreness in your shoulder is preventing you from simple activities you should see your doctor to have it diagnosed.