Frozen shoulder can take up to a year to go away (by itself)
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder often occurs after an injury and it causes symptoms of stiffness, pain and reduced range of movement. Whether the injury sustained was acute or cumulative, the tissues surrounding the shoulder joint stiffen and scar tissue forms; once this motion is set in process, any movement involving the shoulder (and just think, there are many) can cause pain.
Further symptoms of frozen shoulder:
- Constant pain of varying degrees
- Pain worse at night and in cold weather
- Associated neck and back problems
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain