Frozen shoulder, scientifically known as adhesive capsulitis is symptomized by a stiffness and pain in the shoulder, this characteristically worsens over time and then corrects itself within one to three years. Frozen shoulder is common among a population of people who are restricted from movement of their arms for an extended period of time due to several reasons, these could include mastectomy, stroke or injury.
treatment of adhesive capsulitis range from administering movement exercises to medicated numbing of the said joint and in some cases, arthroscopic surgery to loosen the frozen shoulder.
There aren’t many reported cases of a reoccurrence of symptoms once properly treated but it has been seen in some cases to affect the opposite shoulder.
Frozen shoulders as the name implies is symptomized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder, it typically progresses gradually, there are 3 stages,
the first stage or freezing stage; this is the initial stage of this ailment, it is associated with pain with movements of the shoulders, you begin to notice the range of motion in your shoulders gradually reduces. Some cases worked t night usually disrupting sleep. The freezing stage is a painful one, contacting a healthier professional at this stage is best.
the second stage the frozen stage; at this stage the range of motion is will be at an all time low, the pain will reduced but the shoulder will become more difficultly to use. At this stage, the affected person is not in that much pain but will favor the opposing shoulder as the affected shoulder will be more or less impossible to use.
the third stage or the thawing stage; At this stage, the shoulder becomes easier to move and is a lot more mobile than the second stage or freezing stage. At this stage there is usually not a lot of pain as seen in the first stage or freezing stage.