What is Frozen Shoulder?
The leading indicator of adhesive capsulitis, which is commonly termed “frozen shoulder,” is restricted shoulder mobility that causes pain and results in a functional disability.
People who suffer from frozen shoulder often cannot raise their arm laterally above a line parallel to the ground (past 90 degrees, relative to their torso) without elevating the entire shoulder girdle.
This loss in active range of motion makes many daily activities extremely difficult, if not impossible. For people who suffer from frozen shoulder syndrome, everyday movements like putting on a t-shirt, placing the hands on the hips, or stretching the arms overhead are daunting and painful ordeals.
Pain at night, ranging from nagging to excruciating, is another common frozen shoulder symptom. This often leads to the kind of sleep deprivation that may eventually affect your life in very negative ways.