Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff. Movement of the shoulder is severely restricted. People with diabetes, stroke, lung disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease, or who have been in an accident, are at a higher risk for frozen shoulder.
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eMedicine - Adhesive Capsulitis
Provides an introduction, clinical aspects, differentials, treatment, and medication.
Mayo Clinic - Frozen Shoulder
Find the causes of this condition, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment, including complimentary therapies.
MedicineNet: Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Describes what it is, how it's diagnosed, the causes, conditions it mimics, and treatment.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Frozen Shoulder
Presents the causes, symptoms, complications, and treatment for it.
Adhesive Capsulitis: A Sticky Issue
From American Family Physician on this problematic condition with illustrations and photographs. (April 01, 1999)
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