Frozen Shoulder | Adhesive Capsulitis
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterised by shoulder pain, stiffness and reduced ability to perform daily tasks. In many cases a cause for frozen shoulder cannot be established, although it is sometimes due to minor trauma, surgery or prolonged periods of immobility.
Every joint in the body is surrounded by a joint capsule. The capsule confers stability to the joint, and provides a barrier to keep lubricating (synovial) fluid inside the joint. In frozen shoulder, the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint is too tight, which causes pain with movement, and restricts the range of motion in the affected limb.