Extensive pain, stiffness and serious discomfort during everyday activities … Frozen shoulder is a problem that affects as much as 3% of the entire population and mainly affects people in the 40+ age group. Women suffer from this disease more often (especially in the menopausal period), and the risk of symptoms in people with diabetes is 5 times higher than in healthy people. Find out what the symptoms are, how you can help yourself, and why, among the many treatments, shockwave therapy produces the best results.
WHAT IS A FROZEN SHOULDER? FSS – ANG. FROZEN SHOULDER SYNDROME. Inflammation of the shoulder-scapular joint capsule is the medical term for a frozen shoulder, also known as FSS for short. It is a condition that negatively affects the mobility of the shoulder and usually occurs only on one side. Nevertheless, the analysis of many cases allows us to state unequivocally that this problem may also extend to the other arm (on average, in 1 person in 5).
FROZEN SHOULDER – CAUSES. The most common causes of a frozen shoulder include: HIGH LEVEL OF TOXIN IN BLOOD A high level of accumulated metabolic products in the blood – in the area of the shoulder joint and the surrounding muscles – disrupts the circulatory processes, causing pain. Too high a concentration of harmful toxins can cause many diseases such as hyper / underactive thyroid gland; rheumatoid arthritis (and other rheumatic diseases), circulatory disorders and diabetes type I and II.
JOINT BAG INFLAMMATION-The condition significantly reduces the ability to move freely within a joint caused by, for example, fractures, surgery, trauma to the joint and shoulder girdle, cervico-brachial syndrome (discopathy) or other degeneration.
Tendonitis or Kalletitis Inflammation of the tendons of the muscles that attach to the greater tubercle of the humerus (so-called rotator cuff) or bursitis. CALCIUM DEPOSITS Another pathogenic cause is the deposition of calcium deposits in the tendons and the sub-shoulder bursa.HORMONAL CHANGES Research has unequivocally shown that the problem of a frozen shoulder arises or intensifies during the process of hormonal changes, especially in menopausal women.
POSTURE DEFECTS (ORTOSTATIC CAUSES) Frozen shoulder is a condition that is often associated with congenital or acquired posture defects, as they often contribute to shortening of the shoulder ligaments. DEFENSIVE REACTION OF THE ORGANISM One of the theories (which has not been confirmed in the studies so far) is autoimmune causes. According to this theory, the body reacts to the tendon damage and activates defense mechanisms that can lead to a shoulder freezing.