Frequently Asked Questions


Frozen Shoulder is a condition where the shoulder capsule (group of ligaments enclosing the shoulder joint) becomes stiff and tight. Thick bands of tissue called adhesions develop in the shoulder capsule and for this reason Frozen Shoulder is also termed as Adhesive Capsulitis in medical terms.
  • Pain – Shoulder pain that may worsen at night and disturb your sleep.
  • Stiffness – Stiffness in the shoulder
  • Limited or Restricted range of motion of the shoulder
There are typically 3 stages:
1. Stage 1: FREEZING
  • Can last between 6 weeks to 9 months
  • Slow onset of shoulder pain
  • Pain starts worsening
  • Stiffness in the shoulder joint gradually starts
    • 2. Stage 2: FROZEN
      • Can last between 4-12 months
      • Shoulder pain gradually improves
      • Stiffness continues to worsen that makes it hard to perform everyday activities.
        • 3. Stage 3: THAWING
          • Can last between 6 months to many years
          • One may be able to move their shoulder & perform daily activities
          • But studies have shown that over 20% of people suffering from Frozen Shoulder may develop long term limitations of Range of Motion (ROM) that may last upto 10 years.