Have you used the Google News Search button? I noticed it last week when I was browsing around. Instead of searching the web you can search for news items. I tried searching for Frozen Shoulder and found a great article in the Sunday Times Sri Lanka edition.

It’s written by a rheumatology specialist doctor and says this about frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis:

Frozen shoulder affects about one in 50 adults at some stage in their life. It most commonly occurs in people aged between 40 and 60 and is more common in diabetics. Either shoulder can be affected but most often it is the non-dominant shoulder. That is, the left shoulder in a right handed person. In about one in 5 cases the condition also develops in the other shoulder at some stage. Frozen shoulder is not a form of arthritis, and other joints are not affected.

The cause is not clear. It is thought that some scar tissue forms in the shoulder capsule, a thin tissue that covers and protects the shoulder joint. The scar tissue may cause the capsule to thicken, contract and limit the movement of the shoulder. The reason why the scar tissue forms is not known.

A frozen shoulder occasionally follows a shoulder injury, but this is not usual and in most cases occurs for no apparent reason.it

That’s exactly the sort of question I’ve been asking myself. I also found a lot more information in Doctor Cameron’s Shoulder Pain Survival Kit – the frozen shoulder ebook had lots of information about diabetes and frozen shoulder and why they occur together.

Am beginning to learn much more about frozen shoulder now – and the more I learn the less threatening it seems.

M