Sudden pain, stiffness or loss of motion in the shoulder could be a condition called frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis. Although the cause of this condition is largely unknown, there are treatment options that can relieve symptoms more quickly. Read on to learn more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Unknown

Signs & Symptoms

  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain
  • Stiffness

Tips & Treatments

  • With treatment, this condition usually takes 6 to 9 months for recovery.
  • Non-surgical treatments may include corticosteroid injections and intensive physical therapy.
  • Surgery may be recommended if the condition does not respond to non-surgical treatment.


These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.