Also called: adhesive capsulitis of shoulder
A condition characterised by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint.
More than 10 million cases per year (India)
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging always required
- Medium-term: resolves within months
The condition occurs more commonly in people with diabetes and in people who've kept their arm immobilised for a long period of time. Symptoms may start gradually and resolve within one or two years.
Treatment involves stretching and sometimes injecting corticosteroids and numbing medication into the joint capsule. In some cases, surgery is used to loosen the joint capsule.
Requires a medical diagnosis Symptoms may start gradually and resolve within one or two years.
People may experience:
Pain areas: in the shoulder
Muscular:decreased range of motion of shoulder or muscle spasms Also common:joint stiffness