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Frozen Shoulder: Description and Causes

June 11, 2014

Frozen Shoulder is the result of ligaments and tendons becoming irritated, causing adhesions that make the shoulder joint nearly immobile. The pain is severe and the limited movement of the shoulder can make it a struggle to even get dressed. Frozen Shoulder can take several years to heal — and may not heal at all without proper attention from a professional. An irritation of the nerve can also be responsible.

  • Pain when lifting your arm
  • Inability to lift your arm
  • Limited range of motion
  • Shooting pain from shoulder to elbow and beyond
  • Weakness or inability to lift things
  • Stiffness
  • Pain that persists beyond a few days
  • Pain that recurs, even if it goes away on its own
  • Swelling or deformity of the shoulder
  • Pain at night or while resting

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This post was written by Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness