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left or right frozen shoulder ?what the statistics say?

By Anonymous July 2, 2010 - 9:53am
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Left or right frozen shoulder pain is really confusing. The causes of pain can be as simple as sleeping disorder or even as dangerous as cancer. If you are experiencing this pain regularly then it’s really important to address the real reason of this pain or even you should do things to aggravate your pain.For more info you can read http://painhealthweb.com/pain-between-shoulder-blades

April 18, 2014 - 10:22pm
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I am another "statistic" with frozen shoulder syndrome. This is my second occurrence . I am a female, age 50 first time, age 52 second time. It is my Left shoulder both times. I do not have diabetes. If there are any physicians doing any research and need info, I am here to help. I am a medical professional in Wisconsin.

January 10, 2014 - 10:04pm
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Dear Dr. Rosemblaum
A very interesting question. I am a physician in Switzerland and I am affected by frozen shoulder (on the left side). I also have a hypothesis about the cause and the side preference of frozen shoulder. I would be very interested in exchanging opinions.
Felix Wittlinger

August 20, 2010 - 11:37pm
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Dr. Rosemblaum - Thanks for the information, that's quite interesting! Look forward to hearing from you again. Pat

July 13, 2010 - 5:46pm

Hi Anonymous,
So glad you found the answer you were looking for. Let us know when you are finished with your writing. I would be interested to learn the reason.

July 13, 2010 - 1:11pm
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Hi again Dr. Rosemblaum - I've searched multiple journals to see if any studies might have the information you need, and again was not able to locate this information. I did find, however, that there are a lot of bilateral cases, and one study on the history of frozen shoulder syndrome indicated that many patients start with one side affected and the other side follows. It's an old study (1975) but you may find it helpful. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a909904996

July 3, 2010 - 5:59pm
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Anonymous (reply to Pat Elliott)

i ve got the answer i was looking about the prevalence of right or left frozen shoulder . i spoke with simon asher osteopath D O who is a specialist of frozen shoulder , his london clinic is specialised in this pathology. his answer was an incidence of 70% for left frozen shoulder . he gave me this response in 2 seconds without any hesitation. he had no reponse for the cause of this incidence .

i think that i know what is the reason , i m writing about it and i ll let you know when i ll finish

bruno rosemblaum osteopath D O
tel aviv

July 13, 2010 - 12:14pm

Hi Dr. Rosemblaum,
I did a little digging on the American Association for Osteopathic Surgeons website (http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00071) and found this which may or may not help. It's not a specific statistic, but explains, "Frozen shoulder most commonly affects patients between the ages of 40 and 60 years, with no clear predisposition based on sex, arm dominance, or occupation." I realize it's not much, but just trying to help. Please let us know if you find the answer you're looking for, and likewise, I too will let you know if I find anything further.

July 2, 2010 - 9:14pm
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Anonymous (reply to Christine Jeffries)

ok thank you

July 2, 2010 - 11:47pm
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Anon - I'm not able to find readily available statistics on this. In terms of mass statistics, cases are generally categorized by the diagnostic code and name without listing the specific shoulder side.

Since more people are right-handed than left-handed, and since most frozen shoulder cases result from an injury or incident involving the use of the hand and arm as opposed to a disease basis, it would seem logical that there would be more cases involving the right shoulder than the left. Is there a specific reason why you need this information?

July 2, 2010 - 5:31pm
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