What causes frozen shoulder?

Causes of Frozen Shoulder. The bones, ligaments and tendons that make up your shoulder joint are encased in a capsule of connective tissue. Frozen shoulder occurs when this capsule thickens and tightens around the shoulder joint, restricting its movement.

The exact causes of frozen shoulder are not known, but there are a number of risk factors:

Gender and age
People aged 40 or above are more likely to develop frozen shoulder.

People with prolonged immobility due to rotator cuff injury, broken arm, stroke or other surgeries will have a higher risk of developing frozen shoulder.

Systemic diseases
People with certain medical conditions are predisposed to this disease. They include:
• Parkinson’s disease
• Cardiac disease
• Tuberculosis

Related Questions

What is/causes a frozen shoulder & how is it treated please?

Inflammation. The technical name for a frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis. The shoulder capsule becomes inflamed and constricted, leading to loss in motion of the shoulder. Physical therapy is the gold standard treatment, if that is not successful surgery including either a manipulation under anesthesia or an arthroscopic lysis of adhesions is done. Read more...

What are possible causes of pain and frozen shoulder?

Causes are unknown. No one knows what causes frozen shoulder, aka adhesive capsulitis. There are well defined demographic associations, such as it is more common in women, in middle-aged patients, sedentary patients, diabetics, patients with hypothyroidism, etc. You might want to watch this video: http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e. Read more...
Most common. Cause is idiopathic= we don't know why. Others are trauma and post operative. There is an association between diabetes and frozen shoulder. Read more...

Is it ok 2 go 2 work as a manual packer if u have frozen shoulder? Have limited movement. Will it cause it 2 get worse?

Seek evaluation. You should seek orthopedic evaluation for your symptoms, as there are treatments for your condition. Further information is needed in order to provide you with an accurate recommendation on returning to work. Read more...

Frozen shoulder again. What is the likelihood that a bicep tendon tear can cause the shoulder to start to freeze?

Anything. That causes pain discomfort or altered movement the the shoulder can lead to s frozen shoulder. Early motion of the shoulder in a manner that eliminates gravity and pain such as pendulum exercises and gentle motion while lying down will help to keep the shoulder mobile . Talk to your treating doctor and therapist about what is appropriate for your injury. Read more...

I had cortisone shot in frozen shoulder. Can it cause hot flashes and sleeplessness. How long before this goes away.

Not likely. The hot flashes could be related to your hormonal state. Sleeplessness may be constellation of depression and poor sleep hygiene. See your doctor for further management. Read more...
It can. I have not had a patient tell me about these symptoms but anything is possible. It depends on the medication used. I would assume that these symptoms will be gone within a week or so. Read more...

I have a swelling on the left side of my rib cage, at the same time I have frozen shoulder, was massage on the back spinal cord area. What causes it?

Rib cage swelling. There may be many different reasons why you have swelling around your rib cage. Possible causes include, but are not limited to: rib contusion, rib fracture, costochondritis, shingles, and intercostal neuritis. I would seek a formal evaluation from a qualified medical professional - especially if your swelling is associated with chest pain and/or associated skin lesions. Read more...