Risk Factors for Frozen Shoulder


About risk factors: Risk factors for Frozen Shoulder are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Frozen Shoulder makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Frozen Shoulder. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Frozen Shoulder. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Frozen Shoulder in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: People with diabetes, stroke, lung disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease, or who have been in an accident, are at a higher risk for frozen shoulder.1

1. excerpt from Questions and Answers about Shoulder Problems: NIAMS

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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