【ToYouToMe】(求温暖) Frozen I and II

楼主 (文学城)

At the end of 2019, I got an injure in my non-dominant  left shoulder.  It deveopled into frozen shoulder in 2020.  I felt I was lucky.  At least I could still use my dominant right arm to do something. 
But this this year, I have frozen shoulder second time.  This time it was on the right shoulder, which is my dominant side.

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years.

Although many shoulder diseases involve pain and loss of motion, frozen shoulder is most often caused by inflammation (swelling, pain and irritation) of the tissues surrounding the joint. The tissue that envelops the joint and holds it together is called the capsule. Normally the capsule has folds that can expand and contract as the arm moves into various positions. In a frozen shoulder, the capsule has become inflamed and scarring develops. The scar formations are called adhesions. As the capsule's folds become scarred and tightened, shoulder movement becomes restricted and moving the joint becomes painful. This condition is called adhesive (scarring) capsulitis (inflammation of the capsule).

It is not known exactly what causes this condition. Immobilization of the shoulder (after an arm injury, for instance) can lead to frozen shoulder. Inflammation of the muscles and/or tendons, as with rotator cuff tendinitis or bursitis, can also cause the shoulder joint to become frozen. People aged between 40 and 60 years are more prone to a frozen shoulder. It is more commonly seen in women, especially with underlying conditions like diabetes and thyroid. 

Treatment for frozen shoulder involves range-of-motion exercises and, sometimes, corticosteroids and numbing medications injected into the joint capsule. In a small percentage of cases, arthroscopic surgery may be indicated to loosen the joint capsule so that it can move more freely.

the above information about Frozen shoulder is from internet. 

One of the reason that I  share my experience  is to get some warmth from you to de-frozen my shouders.

The other reason is to raise some awareness about frozen shoulder.  Hope all  of you take good care of your shoulders and your body. I hope none of you  will have to deal this painful, debilitating and frustrating condition.