Imagine an acute shoulder joint pain that occurs with stiffness is such an uncomfortable situation for an individual. This symptom is scientifically called adhesive capsulitis. Commonly this stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint are called frozen shoulder. The pain related to the frozen shoulder starts gradually and recovers over a while. The sign, symptoms, and recovery cycle of acute shoulder pain (ปวดบริเวณหัวไหล่, which is the term in Thai) takes two to three years. 

This frozen shoulder scenario takes place because of immobility of the joint tissue due to scientific circumstances or a surgery that refrains the affected person from the usage of his shoulder common for an extended time. One can manage pain in the shoulder easily if one follows a proper exercise routine. Exercises to alleviate frozen shoulder frequently consist of movement sporting activities. However, if the patient encompasses a higher degree of frozen shoulder, doctors are likely to prescribe an injection and a complete medication course to the patient. 

What Causes Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder causes when the connecting tissue thickens. Once the tissue thickens, the area around it tightens, causing pain in the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint comprises bones, ligaments, and tendons encapsulated in the connecting tissue. When the tissue tightens because of thickness, the shoulder movement gets restricted, causing acute pain.

Who Is At Risk Of Frozen Shoulder?

We primarily see this medication condition in women at 40 years. People with prolonged shoulder rest because of a broken arm, stroke, rotator cuff injury, etc., are also at risk of frozen shoulder. Higher blood sugar levels, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, heart diseases, and Parkinson’s disease are also at risk. 

What Is The Cycle Of Frozen Shoulder?

The symptoms of frozen shoulder do not occur overnight; it gradually occurs in stages and goes off with time. The frozen shoulder takes two to three years to normal shoulder mobility. 

  • The initial stage is the freezing level, which barely limits your shoulder mobility. 
  • The frozen stage is the middle or second phase of the frozen shoulder in which your shoulder becomes completely frozen, making motion harder. 
  • The last is the thawing stage, where your shoulder mobility comes to normal. Finally, you can move your shoulder freely without experiencing any pain. 

Can We Prevent Frozen Shoulder?

Extreme immobility of shoulder tissue causes a frozen shoulder. If you feel a frozen shoulder for any reason or surgery, talk to your health care provider at the initial stage only, and he will prescribe you specific exercises to manage the pain.