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How can frozen shoulder cause shoulder pain?

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This condition limits how much your joint will move. Abnormal bands of tissue (adhesions) build up in the joint and keep your shoulder from moving freely. Your shoulder might “freeze” because pain or surgery have made you use it less, allowing the adhesions to build up.

From: Why Does My Shoulder Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Shoulder Pain.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Shoulder Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Shoulder Pain.”

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Shoulder Problems.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Shoulder Injuries,” “Arthritis and Diseases That Affect the Shoulders.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Shoulder Injuries,” “Dislocated Shoulder,” “Clavicle Fracture,” “Shoulder Joint Tear,” “Rotator Cuff Tears,” “Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Shoulder Pain.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Shoulder Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Shoulder Pain.”

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Shoulder Problems.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Shoulder Injuries,” “Arthritis and Diseases That Affect the Shoulders.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Shoulder Injuries,” “Dislocated Shoulder,” “Clavicle Fracture,” “Shoulder Joint Tear,” “Rotator Cuff Tears,” “Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

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