FROZEN SHOULDER SYMPTOMS TYPICALLY OCCUR BETWEEN THE AGES OF 40-60 YEARS
Frozen shoulder causes the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint to contract and form scar tissue, which prevents the shoulder bone from being able to move in the socket. The contraction of the capsule and the formation of the adhesions cause the frozen shoulder to become stiff and movement becomes extremely painful. The shoulder literally becomes “frozen,” which is why the condition has been given the name “frozen shoulder.”
The formal medical term for frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis, and this disorder has a range of symptoms, though a progressive lack of mobility and increased pain are reported in nearly every case. There are many possible causes for the onset of this ailment, but typically it occurs between the ages of 40-60 years.