Frozen shoulder syndrome involves gradual onset of pain and stiffness with pronounced loss of function. Sometimes the shoulders just catch, painfully and mysteriously which most people notice when they have trouble getting bra clasps, hip pockets, and scratching away. It commonly presents in 40 to 60-year-olds; prevalent in women and much more if one has diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.
The defining symptoms include reduced shoulder joint mobility, pain at night, especially when lying on the side affected. Although symptoms usually subside in 12 – 24 months but could possibly leave functional deficits at the shoulder, arm and upper back region.
Therefore, physiotherapeutic exercises have been recommended to produce beneficial results in terms of pain reduction and improvement of function.
Don’t ignore a freezing shoulder especially if it is preventing you from carrying out daily activities such as combing your hair or cleaning your back.
A step towards treatment is a step forward!