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Frozen Shoulder

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What are the potential causes of frozen shoulder?

There are several possible reasons why people develop frozen shoulder. In some cases, there is no known cause.

  • Diabetes – long periods of non-normalized blood sugar that can ultimately cause collagen degeneration resulting in joint problems such as frozen shoulder

  • Shoulder trauma including surgery

  • Long periods of repetitive tasks involving the shoulder such as painting

  • History of open heart surgery

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • History of cervical disc disease

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