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I CAN’T MOVE MY SHOULDER, WHY IS THAT?!

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I can't move my shoulder, Why is that?!

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When you move your hand you feel like it’s stuck at the shoulders!

Feeling pain and stiffness in the shoulder during movement is called “Frozen shoulder”.1

 

Frozen shoulder pain is usually highly aching with no clear cause for developing it; certain factors put you at risk, though. Having diabetes or cardiac diseases or even Parkinson’s disease are all predisposing factors. Not moving you shoulder for long period of time due to surgery of injury, could also result in a rigidity and pain in the shoulder.1, 2

Frozen shoulder usually takes a long time to heal and passes through 3 main stages:

·        First; lasts from 6 weeks to 9 months - is when the motion of your shoulder become painful. 1

·        Second; lasts from 4-6 months - symptoms are more relieved but your shoulder remains stiff and your daily activities are still limited. 1

·        The last stage; lasts minimum of 6 months- the motion of the shoulder improves and returns to normal.1

 

Physiotherapists are a lot helpful in this condition and their recommendations includes some exercises stretching and strength.2

Good posture advice, simple exercises and pain killers can speed up your recovery. Consult your doctor if the pain became worse specially over night when sleeping.2