Shoulder Pain and Mobility Deficits: Adhesive Capsulitis

Publication Date: May 1, 2013
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

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Clinicians should assess for impairments in the capsuloligamentous complex and musculotendinous structures surrounding the shoulder complex when a patient presents with shoulder pain and mobility deficits (adhesive capsulitis). The loss of passive motion in multiple planes, particularly external rotation with the arm at the side and in varying degrees of shoulder abduction, is a significant finding that can be used to guide treatment planning. (E)
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Shoulder Pain and Mobility Deficits: Adhesive Capsulitis

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