Friday, January 19, 2018


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Shoulder Pain: Signs and Symptoms

Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint, becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain.

Signs and symptoms

  • There is a strong component of night pain
  • There is a marked increase in pain with rapid or unguarded movements
  • It is uncomfortable to lie on the affected shoulder
  • Pain is easily aggravated by movement
  • The onset is generally in people greater than 35 years old
  • Global loss of active and passive range of motion
  • pain at the end of motion five
  • Loss of passive glenohumeral joint movement