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Frozen shoulder

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Introduction
Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that affects the movement of the shoulder. The medical name for frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis.
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 is caused when the flexible tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint, known as the capsule, becomes swollen and thickened.
Diagnosing frozen shoulder
You should visit your GP if you think you may have a frozen shoulder, or if you have 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.