Sometimes, frozen shoulders have no obvious cause. Other times, an inflammation takes hold and affects parts of the shoulder capsule causing the joint to become thickened and scarred thus reducing the volume of the shoulder joint leading to limited mobility.
However, there are several risk factors that individuals should take note of, such as:
- Age older than 40 years
- Endocrine Disorders such as Diabetes, Cardiac Disease, Thyroid problems, Parkinson's Disease, or if you have undergone surgery
- Gender - women are more at risk than men
- Prolonged immobilisation of the shoulder after injury or pain that limits shoulder movement