"Things get better with time" doesn't work regarding a Frozen shoulder. The more you leave it untreated the worse it gets with time. Your upper arm's mobility may drop drastically and you may not be able to carry a laptop bag or do your day-to-day marketing easily.

To avoid disruption of your daily schedule with a painful shoulder, take hold for some minutes and know the early signs of a Frozen shoulder, and get it all away as early as possible.

How does a Frozen Shoulder develop?

Enclosed in a capsule of connective tissue, the walls of this capsule covering the shoulder joint thickens and tighten, restricting arm movement.

It can sometimes happen due to heavy lifting or can occur after someone has gone through surgery or an arm fracture and can also happen if someone is keeping their shoulder still for a long period.

Early signs of a Frozen Shoulder

The development occurs through three stages

Stage 1

In this initial stage, the movement of your shoulder will cause immense pain and mobility will decrease and you won't be able to move your shoulder as freely as before.

Stage tenure - 2-9 months

Stage 2

This is the main stage, although the pain might decrease, the shoulder will go stiffer causing more difficult to move.

Stage tenure - 4-12 months

Stage 3

This is the stage of relief, your shoulder's ability to move increases gradually with the pain subsiding.

Stage tenure - 5-24 months

Know the risks:

  1. Age and Sex
  2. People, especially women who are 40 or older than that have higher chances of having a frozen shoulder.

  3. Diseases
  4. People having diseases such as Diabetes, Overactive thyroid, Underactive thyroid, Cardiovascular diseases, and Parkinson's diseases are at a higher risk of going through a Frozen Shoulder injury.

  5. Immobility
  6. Restricted shoulder movements can be an outcome of many factors such as Stroke, Broken arm, Rotator cuff injury, or surgery recovery.

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