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Shoulder Pain Solutions

Adhesive Capsulitis, more commonly known as Frozen Shoulder is a huge problem; especially if you love to play golf. This physical ailment initially presents with aching, dull pain and stiffness in the shoulder. The anatomy of the shoulder joint includes tendons, ligaments and bones that are collectively encased in this connective tissue capsule. Capsulitis is an inflammation that causes the shoulder capsule to become tight and thick resulting in less range of motion as normal movement becomes inhibited.

Over time, the symptoms tend to increase and on average, this condition lasts between 1 to 3 years. There are three distinct stages of frozen shoulder:

The Freezing Stage: Range of motion within the shoulder becomes limited and any movement within the shoulder produces pain.

The Frozen Stage: Refers to increased stiffness and less range of motion in the shoulder. Pain may actually start to dissipate during this stage.

The Thawing Stage: Pain may become more intense during night or while sleeping for some patients; although, range of motion begins to improve and return.

To find out more about how you can improve the health of your shoulder, check out our blog on Frozen Shoulder.