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Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder: Introduction

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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Causes of Frozen shoulder:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Frozen shoulder. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder: Symptom Checker

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Frozen shoulder Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Frozen shoulder may include:

  • Over the counter analgesics
  • Ibuprofen
  • Diclofenac
  • Intra-articular steroid injections
  • Intrabursal corticosteroid injections
  • Intra-articular injection of sodium hyaluronate
  • Glenohumeral distension arthrography
  • Suprascapular nerve block
  • more treatments...»

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Frozen shoulder: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Frozen shoulder

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Frozen shoulder: Deaths

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Article Excerpts about Frozen shoulder

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... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Shoulder Problems: NIAMS)

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Detailed list of causes of Frozen shoulder

The list below shows some of the causes of Frozen shoulder mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Frozen shoulder?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Frozen shoulder. Of the 9 causes of Frozen shoulder that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 5 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Frozen shoulder:

The following list of conditions have 'Frozen shoulder' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Frozen shoulder:

The following list of medical conditions have Frozen shoulder or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Frozen shoulder Based on Risk Factors

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  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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    Medical Conditions associated with Frozen shoulder:

    Shoulder symptoms (113 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)

    Symptoms related to Frozen shoulder:

    Stroke (192 causes), Rheumatic diseases, Recent shoulder surgery, Heart attack (138 causes), Autoimmune, Injuries, Trauma

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