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Adhesive capsulitis

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Introduction
Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. It is also known as adhesive capsulitis or shoulder contracture.
Symptoms of frozen shoulder
Pain and persistent stiffness in the shoulder joint are the two main symptoms of a frozen shoulder.
Causes of frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder occurs when the sleeve that surrounds the shoulder joint, known as the capsule, becomes swollen and thickened.
Diagnosing frozen shoulder
You should see your GP if you think you have a frozen shoulder, or if you have persistent shoulder pain that limits your range of movement.
Treating frozen shoulder
Treatment for a frozen shoulder will vary, depending on the stage of the condition and the severity of your pain and stiffness.