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Frozen shoulder: disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, and grows together with abnormal bands of tissue, called adhesions, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain. See detailed information below for a list of 9 causes of Frozen shoulder, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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As the name implies, movement of the shoulder is severely restricted in people with a "frozen shoulder." This condition, which doctors call adhesive capsulitis, is frequently caused by injury that leads to lack of use due to pain. Rheumatic disease progression and recent shoulder surgery can also cause frozen shoulder. Intermittent periods of use may cause inflammation. Adhesions (abnormal bands of tissue) grow between the joint surfaces, restricting motion. There is also a lack of synovial fluid, which normally lubricates the gap between the arm bone and socket to help the shoulder joint move. It is this restricted space between the capsule and ball of the humerus that distinguishes adhesive capsulitis from a less complicated painful, stiff shoulder. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Shoulder Problems: NIAMS)
As the name implies, movement of the shoulder is severely restricted in people with a ... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Shoulder Problems: NIAMS)
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