Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
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What is Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen shoulders are characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. In medical terms they are also known as adhesive capsulitis, a condition in which there is stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Symptoms like pain and immobility begin gradually and worsen over time. Frozen shoulder usually resolves on its own within 3-4 years.
The chances of developing a frozen shoulder are higher when an individual is recovering from a medical disease or surgery that restricts them from moving their arms.
What are the causes of Frozen Shoulder?
There are a lot of reasons why an individual may develop a frozen shoulder but some of the major causes for it are as mentioned below:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Weakened immune system
- Joint inflammation
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