Adhesive Capsulitis or “frozen shoulder” involves the restricted movement of the shoulder resulting from inflammation, thickening, scarring or reduction of the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint.  Persons suffering from adhesive capsulitis experience pain and stiffness in their shoulder resulting in loss of range of motion in the affected limb.  They may be unable to raise the injured arm, even with assistance, without feeling severe pain.  Symptoms resolve slowly and in some instances can persist indefinitely.

Adhesive capsulitis can occur following a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (“SIRVA”)