If you wake up to find your shoulder killing you, but don’t recall an injury, it could be the start of a puzzling condition called frozen shoulder. It’s a curse of middle-aged women, most patients are females between 40 and 60. The medical name is adhesive capsulitis, and when it strikes, inflammation in the shoulder’s normally smooth lining leads to scar tissue, making the shoulder too stiff to move. Complicating matters, doctors
often confuse early symptoms with a rotator cuff injury, and the wrong physical therapy can make it worse. So be aware, because if you wait too long before treatment, the recovery can take two years or more. If you catch it early, a simple cortisone injection can heal you much faster.