Around 5% of the population, and around a third of diabetics, will experience frozen shoulder at some point in their life. You're more likely to be impacted if you're aged between 40 and 60, and it's more common among women. At the OrthTeam Centre, we’ve also seen a large increase in patients during the pandemic suffering from the condition.
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is when tissue and ligaments around your shoulder joint become inflamed, painful and stiff. The condition usually affects one shoulder, however in about 20% of people it’s both.
Frozen shoulder typically develops in three stages:
At our fast access Frozen Shoulder Clinic you benefit from the following:
Consultation - one of our experienced shoulder surgeons will discuss your symptoms with you and perform a medical examination.
Imaging and treatment (can be delivered in one convenient visit)