Pain Management: Visual Guide to Frozen Shoulder
It’s pain and stiffness in your shoulder that happens slowly. It can worsen until your shoulder seems “frozen” in one position. Your doctor might call it “adhesive capsulitis.” Although it may take as much as a few years to get completely better, it can improve long before then, especially if you do physical therapy to help with recovery.
Doctors don’t know exactly what causes it, though some things make you more likely to have it. For example, it can happen if you can’t move your shoulder very well because of an injury or surgery, or if you have diabetes, which can worsen symptoms and make them last longer. Thyroid problems, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, and certain HIV medications also seem to raise your odds of getting frozen shoulder.
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Article submitted to MSRN by Pat France, MSRN Member