A frozen shoulder (also known as frozen shoulder syndrome) is a painful condition in this joint that prevents your arm from moving freely. What else is characterized by a frozen shoulder and how to deal with it? Find out in today’s article. We invite you to read.
Frozen shoulder – what is it?
Frozen shoulder syndrome (obliterating capsulitis) is a common condition in which the shoulder joint capsule and ligaments surrounding the joint shrink, limiting its mobility. The frozen shoulder is primarily characterized by a very large limitation in moving the shoulder joint and increasing pain. This makes it impossible to perform daily activities, which significantly reduces functioning. An untreated frozen shoulder can cause chronic damage to this joint, which translates into less mobility, stability and strength of the shoulder.
The condition usually affects only one joint, but is sporadic on both sides. The humeral-scapular joint is a spherical joint in which the round head of the humerus fits perfectly into the concavity of the acetabulum of the scapula. The most common cause of frozen shoulder syndrome is subacial bursitis. It causes the space between the articular surfaces to be reduced, leaving less space for freedom of movement. As a result, the shoulder stiffens and the movements can be very painful.