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My mom can't move her shoulder/arm for a few days. Is that called frozen shoulder?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No

Frozen shoulder takes many months of pathology in shoulder for it to become frozen.
Have it checked by an orthopedist, there are some with special training and vast experience in just shoulders. Or see sports injury doc.

In brief: No

Frozen shoulder takes many months of pathology in shoulder for it to become frozen.
Have it checked by an orthopedist, there are some with special training and vast experience in just shoulders. Or see sports injury doc.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Frozen shoulder

There are 2 main causes of shoulder pain and stiffness, or true loss of shoulder motion.
One is frozen shoulder, the other osteoarthritis. They can be differentiated by simple xrays. Most commonly, patients have difficulty due to pain, but do not have true "stiffness". If the loss of motion persists, see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Good luck!

In brief: Frozen shoulder

There are 2 main causes of shoulder pain and stiffness, or true loss of shoulder motion.
One is frozen shoulder, the other osteoarthritis. They can be differentiated by simple xrays. Most commonly, patients have difficulty due to pain, but do not have true "stiffness". If the loss of motion persists, see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Good luck!
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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