The shoulder is a complicated joint that is at risk for several injuries, including frozen shoulder, which is characterized by pain and stiffness. If you’re suffering from a lack of strength or range of motion in your shoulder or if the joint frequently feels stiff, then you may be at risk for frozen shoulder and should visit an orthopedist. Continue reading to learn more about the risk factors for this condition.
Individuals who are over the age of 40, and particularly those who are women, have an increased risk of developing frozen shoulder. Also, anyone who has had a prolonged lack of mobility in the joint, or who has suffered a broken arm, stroke, or rotator cuff injury, is more likely to develop this condition. Finally, suffering from tuberculosis, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, thyroid disease, or cardiovascular disease can also increase you risk of developing frozen shoulder.
Have you suffered an injury or do you have loss of motion in your shoulder? If so, then please contact Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine by calling (718) 897-2228. We specialize in treating shoulder injuries and providing rotator cuff repair in Queens .