What is Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen shoulder is a common condition in Singapore, where the shoulder stiffens and reduces its mobility. Frozen shoulder is not arthritis, although it can accompany arthritis. Generally, frozen shoulder affects 40 to 60 years of age in Singapore, and it is more commonly seen in women than in men . This is why it is also often termed as ‘50-year shoulder’ (Chinese translation).
It is more commonly seen in women than in men.
The cause is usually due to:
a) tendinitis, from overuse
b) injury causing a tear
3 Stages of Frozen shoulder
Stage 1- Freezing
The shoulder becomes stiff and then very painful with movement, especially at night.
Stage 2- Frozen
The shoulder becomes INCREASINGLY STIFF, severely limiting the range of motion.
Stage 3- Thawing
Movement in the shoulder begins to improve.
Pain may fade but occasionally recur.
Post injection therapy