Pain and lack of mobility are classic symptoms of a frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis. One of the least understood shoulder conditions; it’s characterized by a persistent pain in the shoulder joint that gets worse over time and limits your mobility.
Exact cause perplexes medical professionals. What is known is that it primarily affects women over 40 and leaves you unable to carry on everyday activities easily. It also affects those with diabetes and a recent shoulder injury more than not.
In many cases, it starts as a persistent pain in the shoulder and over a period of several months, gets worse to the point that you lose the ability to rotate your arm or stretch it out. Eventually, it will “thaw” but it can take months.
Can You Prevent Frozen Shoulder Syndrome?
Gentle exercise can help prevent stiffness in your shoulders. Start small if you’re experiencing pain. For example, you can try raising your shoulders to your ears and back. If you can do that without pain, then try gentle shoulder rolls.
Simple movements like these can help keep your shoulder mobile and you can do them daily.
If that doesn’t help and you’re in pain, what can you do?