Various Causes Of Frozen Shoulder

Frozen ShoulderFrozen shoulder is a condition which is also known as adhesive capsulitis, wherein the sac of ligaments which surround the shoulder bone’s mobility is restricted, making it difficult to carry out various tasks and movements hindering the day to day activities. It generally affects one shoulder, but in some rare cases can affect both.

It is important this be treated properly, naturally as much as possible and the treatment becomes much easier once you know the causes of the condition. Frozen shoulder is generally caused by various reasons, which need to be identified where then accordingly it can be deal with.

Main Causes Of Frozen Shoulder

Various causes of the frozen shoulder are discussed in the following to help you understand how they can be dealt with.

Post Injury/Surgery To Your Shoulder

It can be caused if you have had a recent accident or injury at the shoulder area. It can be due to the fact that when your injury is being treated with the cast your shoulder and arm is immobile for the number of days it is being treated, which causes the shoulder cap to tighten and make it less mobile. It is advisable therefore to seek a doctor’s advice in the matter.

Diabetic Case

It appears that having diabetes increases the chance of developing a frozen shoulder. If you have diabetes you are twice as susceptible to developing a frozen shoulder as others not suffering from it, where the main reason for this is still uncertain.


It is better that you get it checked from an expert, as the symptoms appear to be more severe in the cases where the patient suffers from diabetes.

No Or Less Movement (immobile) 

If a person sits or stays in one position for long periods of time, you are more vulnerable to having the frozen shoulder condition. For example, if you have fallen ill due to any other reason and are bed ridden or at the hospital, where your movement is very minimal, there are higher chances of developing a frozen shoulder.

Age And Sex

This also appears to play a role when it comes to frozen shoulder. People who are above the age of 40 and especially women appear to be susceptible to developing the frozen shoulder condition.

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Therefore, females who are reaching or in their 40’s need to take extra care when it comes to their bones and health, along with making sure they are actively mobile to avoid such situations.

Other Shoulder Conditions

Calcific tendonitis (where some amount of calcium gets deposited in the tendons surrounding the shoulder) and rotator cuff tear (the muscles responsible and control the shoulder movement tears) are two such shoulder conditions which can increase the chances of developing a frozen shoulder. Therefore, these need to be tested and might be the cause for one’s frozen shoulder. 

Take a Doctor’s Appointment

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No matter the cause of developing the frozen shoulder appointment, it is necessary to understand the symptoms and consult a doctor, as they might be able to reveal the exact cause and come up with an appropriate treatment for it.

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