Restoring elevation in stiff and painful shoulders

Do you need to elevate the arm to restore shoulder elevation?

Range of motion (ROM) deficits in stiff and painful shoulders can be the result of pathology in various soft tissue or periarticular structures, such as fibrosis or inflammatory processes in the joint capsule and the synovium, or pathology of the rotator cuff, especially the subscapularis musle. Generally, the most distinct restriction in ROM is towards external rotation.


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