Shoulder Stiffness

"Frozen shoulder or also called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. The condition's symptoms develop gradually, worsen over time, and go away often within one to three years. The stiffness and pain in the shoulder make movement difficult or impossible. It usually occurs when a person recovers from a medical condition or surgery that prevents arm movement, such as a stroke or a mastectomy. Treatment for frozen shoulder involves various motion exercises, corticosteroids and numbing medications injected into the joint capsule, and arthroscopic surgery to loosen the joint capsule.

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I feel pain and stiffness if I try and keep my hand upwards. Are my shoulder muscles weaker?

Query: Hello doctor, From many years I have realized that my shoulder muscles are weaker than an average person's, and I cannot keep my hand upwards for a long time because I feel pain and stiffness there. According to my family, I have inherited this from my father. So I am quite worried about this.  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your tension about the weak shoulder. You can get stronger shoulder muscles with few exercises and a healthy diet. 1) Flexion and Extension- Flex and extend the elbow on the injured side by gently bringing the palm of your hand up to the shoulder. Be s...  Read Full »

What is the reason for pain and muscle weakness in the left arm for the past eight years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old male. When I lie on my left side and raise my left arm, then try to push down on this arm using my right hand, I feel pain in the upper left arm. I am unable to push all the way back. However, when I try the opposite, that is, lying on my right side pushing down on t...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a lot of issues with your body, and also have diabetes. The arm pain is mostly shoulder arch syndrome which can be reduced with hot water application and shoulder wheel exercises. Do shoulder shrugging exercise, 15 repetitions twice daily. Try to slide...  Read Full »

Will vitamin D deficiency cause joint pain with neck and shoulder stiffness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have chronic pain in joints and morning stiffness. I have normal C3, C4 blood work. My vitamin D level was 12.6 ng/ml before and at present it is 28 ng/ml.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahaveer Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your message and understand your concern. You seem to have weak bones and vitamin deficiency. That is causing bone and joint pains. You need to take supplements and symptomatic treatment.  Read Full »

Why is my shoulder not rotating fully?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from a shoulder rotation and mobility issues when I play sport. When I throw a ball, my shoulder is not fully rotating. It is mostly external rotation of my shoulder.  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your shoulder mobility issue could be mainly due to flexibility and stability issues associated with the shoulder girdle. This could be more pronounced, especially playing a sport involved in throwing, as the flexibility is always compromised due to stability and mo...  Read Full »

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