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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder also called adhesive capsulitis is a condition characterized by pain , stiffness ant limited range of motion in shoulder joint.

Most commonly affects one side and people between 40 to 60 years age group and more likely in women than man. With frozen shoulder joint capsule becomes thick, tight and loss of synovial fluid makes the movement more restricted.


The main symptoms of frozen shoulder are severe to dull ache pain in shoulder, stiffness ,difficulty in moving hand or doing overhead activity and pain gets worse at night which disturb sleep.

Frozen shoulder typically goes in three phases and each phases has its own unique symptoms.

1. Freezing Phase- severe pain in the shoulder gets worse over time may hurt more at night and shoulder movement becomes limited.

2. Frozen Phase- severe painful symptoms improves but stiffness remains or gets worse. Shoulder movement restricted and difficulty in performing daily living activity