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Perhapsthe term 'frozen shoulder' is not familiar to quite many people, and thus it might bring in a bit of confusion as to what kind of ailment it actually refers to. The medical term, and the one probably more familiar to people is adhesive capsulitis. The condition itself is characterized by the induction of hindrances and difficulties in motion in the joint located in the person's shoulder. As for the direct culprits for the occurrence of the condition in question, unfortunately, they are still not that properly understood, nor are the circumstances under which they appear and cause the adhesive capsulitis to emerge on the surface. In addition to inducing quite a lot of discomfort and pain, this ailment is also known to be at the root of capsule contraction and ultimately formation of the scar tissue in the shoulder joint region.


Sinceclear cut causers are not yet known, and given the fact that this ailment tends to occur practically out of the blue, the suspected underlying causes include such as a traumatic injury affecting the person's shoulder. However, it is not regarded as a frequent cause. Since the distinct culprits are yet to be determined, some of the familiar risk factors that are considered to bring this condition about are the following:

Age and gender – the target group which is at a far greater risk of coming down with this condition is the one including people from 40 to 60 years of age. As far as gender is concerned, it is known to be more common in women that in men.Endocrine disorders – people who already suffer from a specific illness, especially those affected by diabetes, are at a far greater risk of contracting the ailment in question. In addition to this, various different irregularities affecting the endocrine gland, like thyroid related complications, are also known to hold the potential in inducing frozen shoulder.Shoulder trauma or surgical procedure – those people who have misfortune of coming down with a shoulder injury, as well as those who go through a surgical procedure of the shoulder are also at an increased risk of being befallen by the ailment in question.

Havingtreatment in mind, those methods and techniques proven to be most effective are plenty of exercise combined with stretching (since this increases motion-properties of the joint), moist heat, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections.

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