Shoulder Pain with Mobility Deficits
The exact cause of adhesive capsulitis is not completely understood; however, it has been divided into primary and secondary categories; primary being idiopathic and secondary being related to systemic, extrinsic or intrinsic pathology. If your patient has a history of diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction, or a history of contralateral frozen shoulder along with symptoms similar to 1 of the 4 clinical stages they may be suffering from adhesive capsulitis!
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